ReachOut is proud to announce its involvement in the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart initiative.
Over the last few weeks, our team leaders have been attending BHF Hearstart training and some are now qualified instructors. This means that our teams are now able to offer immediate high-quality first aid, if the need ever arose. This is a fantastic supplementary service we offer as some clients have been found in very poor medical states.According to the BHF, “There are around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year. When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10 per cent.”
The HeartStart course is designed to help reduce this by teaching members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency. It focuses on emergency life support (ELS) skills that can help to keep someone alive until professional help arrives.
Heartstart training courses are free and only take two hours (normally split into two sessions). The course is suitable for all ages and covers a range of Emergency Life Support Skills (ELS) including:
• Dealing with an unconscious casualty
• Cardiac arrest
• Suspected heart attack
• Serious bleeding.
• Use of a defibrillator or AED machine
If you are a ReachOut member or know anyone interested in attending a ReachOut members led training work shop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org