All heart at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre

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If you have always wanted to know how to carry out CPR (resuscitation) but have wondered how to go about having a go, then staff at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre have the solution for you.

On 16th October members of the hospital’s clinical staff will be providing basic life support training free of charge as part of the international Restart A Heart campaign. The aim of the campaign is to encourage and empower more people to find out how to carry out CPR.

There is particular focus on providing this vital life skill to young people, with many education sessions around the UK taking place in schools - and the day at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre is no different, with pupils from Downend School also benefitting from this fantastic opportunity.

You will have the opportunity to learn about and/or try:

  • Dealing with an unconscious person
  • The signs and symptoms of a heart attack
  • Recognising a cardiac arrest and performing CPR
  • Dealing with choking

Visitors can drop in at any time on the day between 9am and 5pm – if there are a number of people taking part there may be a short wait.

The sessions are free of charge but those taking part are encouraged to make a donation to the British Heart Foundation. There will also be the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a luxury hamper with all funds raised going to the British Heart Foundation.

Fiona Cormie, Customer Relations Executive at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, said: “This is a great way to support the British Heart Foundation and learn some skills which may one day save a life. We hope that as many people as possible will support this initiative.”

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