Free Heartstart CPR training courses via British Heart Foundation
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Free Heartstart CPR training courses via British Heart Foundation

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Found 12th Mar
Thought this was a great initiative and you never know when you or somebody else might need it - free CPR training course (various locations)

Heartstart is an initiative to teach emergency life saving skills to the British public. By attending a course near you, you're helping create a nation of life savers – where everyone knows how to save a life.



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What you’ll learn at a Heartstart course

There are over 1,700 Heartstart schemes which teach life saving skills in schools and in the community.

Individuals or groups can attend a two-hour training course and learn how to:

  • Recognise a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
  • Help an unconscious person
  • Perform CPR
  • Help someone choking
  • Respond to serious bleeding.


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You’re never too young to start...

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I might go on this in case I ever have a heart attack.
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You’re never too young to start...

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I might go on this in case I ever have a heart attack.
Thanks chi heat added
Thankyou.
good find
26 mile round trip for me, think I'll watch the video instead
ScottyMelotty23 m ago

26 mile round trip for me, think I'll watch the video instead


That's the spirit!
Be good if there was defib training I know of someone who died of a heart attack in a Spanish hotel as nobody knew how to use the defib they had!
Anyone who votes this cold hasn’t got a heart
Biggunspaul37 m ago

Anyone who votes this cold hasn’t got a heart


So the dead can vote now.
CPR doesn't resuscitate the heart, it can't as that requires an electric shock, what it does is keep Oxygen in the lungs to prevent brain damage so it buys time so that the Paramedics can do their job. Unfortunately movies and films give the impression that CPR revives people it doesn't if their heart has stopped beating, if their heart has a faint beat it could work. Anyway definitely learn CPR as one day you could well need it to save some one's life.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 12th Mar
vtec12 m ago

So the dead can vote now.


Doesn’t have to be now,it can be later if they are too busy
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 12th Mar
gazdoubleu48 m ago

Be good if there was defib training I know of someone who died of a heart …Be good if there was defib training I know of someone who died of a heart attack in a Spanish hotel as nobody knew how to use the defib they had!


Just so people know: UK defibrillators include pictures as to where to place pads and will give audible (English) instructions what to do. If ever put in the situation, DO NOT be afraid to use it - just open the defibrillator and follow the instructions.

See 1m 33s onwards in this video if you can't spare 4 lifesaving minutes to watch it all!


Of course, call for help first. A 999 operator will also talk you through the process.
Edited by: "neversay" 12th Mar
Do you get a certificate at the end of the course
1.42 miles | Category: Heartstart CPR training.

Almost on my doorstep couldn’t ask for closer .
Thank you Op
I work in a hospital A&E and the amount of people that would have had a fighting chance if only people knew CPR and many of they loved ones after would say I never thought it would happen to us, DO IT could make a difference of speaking to a loved one again and you’ll be surprised how easy the course is.
Edited by: "Jason222" 12th Mar
Has anyone attended one of these course? Any comments if yes? Thanks also do they give out a certificate at the end?
Biggunspaul1 h, 41 m ago

Doesn’t have to be now,it can be later if they are too busy


That's a dead one.
Heat. Should always be free and even compulsory in my opinion. Maybe make it part of a quick 1 day course in school/college
Edited by: "jay-uk" 12th Mar
Heat. You could save someone’s life. Wish I had a heat bundle for posts like these. 😊
It would be great if ALL offices & shops etc were encouraged by the government to partake in this scheme even it means financing by paying the employees to take the course and upon receiving a certificate of completion.
Hancock35 m ago

It would be great if ALL offices & shops etc were encouraged by the …It would be great if ALL offices & shops etc were encouraged by the government to partake in this scheme even it means financing by paying the employees to take the course and upon receiving a certificate of completion.


Most places of work have to have a first aider by law. Depending on the amount of people employed.
On the first aider course you will cover cpr etc.

It's good to see defrib machines popping up more in public places. You can't go far wrong using them.

The important thing is to do cpr, and don't be afraid to go help out if you see someone doing it. It can be hard workl
Voted hot.

Bystander CPR (and defibrillation, if possible) prior to the arrival of the ambulance makes a massive difference to survival rates for OHCA.

Also, check your local ambulance service's website as a fair few offer free training too!
Thanks!
Biggunspaul7 h, 23 m ago

Anyone who votes this cold hasn’t got a heart


Hey I appreciate ur punnery
I've had defib training and can honestly say you don't need training to use one, they could not be more user friendly.
Im going to do this only to stop someone else (hopefully) from losing there life. My dad had a sudden heart attack, took paramedics 40 mins to get his heart started, sadly we had to turn his machine off as he had suffered brain damage from the lack of oxygen. Maybe if my mum had known cpr before the call to emergency it may have helped.
None in my area! Well I'll be damned...
Chanchi you impress again
Perfect!, just the sort of thing I've been looking for of late. :-)

It's better later than never, huh? (as you never really know 'when', etc ... )
I'm probably missing something (I normally am!) but how do you apply? Do you just send them an email?
jay-uk17 h, 54 m ago

Heat. Should always be free and even compulsory in my opinion. Maybe make …Heat. Should always be free and even compulsory in my opinion. Maybe make it part of a quick 1 day course in school/college


I've got two friends and a sister who are teachers, and we've had this conversation a few times. Similar conversation at my own refresher course in January.

Swap out pointless stuff (whatever you feel least deserving, one hour a month of PE/Religion/History etc) and teach them something important, like how to save a life in the horrible moment when a family member, friend or colleague hits the floor and you don't know why.

Similarly, don't waste (the majority of) kids time on trigonometry, they'd benefit more from understanding finance like mortgages and credit cards than how to calculate the longest side of a triangle.

The bottom line is, who funds it. The government won't, the NHS can't and the schools don't have the funds. Shame.
gazdoubleu22 h, 23 m ago

Be good if there was defib training I know of someone who died of a heart …Be good if there was defib training I know of someone who died of a heart attack in a Spanish hotel as nobody knew how to use the defib they had!


I don’t think any training is necessary using a defib.
Anyone can use it without training.
You just need to know where to put the it.
does it give a certificate too?
My dad got saved by someone only just last week thanks to someone randomly knowing CPR..
Without that, it would have been a different story...
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