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Thursday, 12 May 2016
Written by Nicola Reid

British Heart Foundation Heart Start Training Course at the Old Barn Hall

British Heart Foundation Heart Start Training Course at the Old Barn Hall


This course is being provided by the South East Coast Ambulance Service and is designed to help teach some simple skills that will help members of the community to be able to deal with a life threatening medical emergency. The team have already carried out sessions in a number of communities around the Mole Valley area and are now coming to Bookham.

The session will include:

approaching and assessing a possible casualty and if breathing, placing the casualty into the recovery position and if not, carrying out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

  • Demonstration of what to do if someone is choking or suffering a serious bleed
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  • Discuss the difference between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and show how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used and how important early use of an AED can be. (There are a number of AEDs available in the village)

The training course is delivered over a two hour session and the audience is asked to participate in practising some of these skills under guidance from the trainers. The sessions are quite informal and the participants are encouraged to ask as many questions as they want, and whenever they wish to. Whilst not a formal First Aid qualification, the attendees are given a certificate of attendance on completion.

If you would like to attend this important lifesaving training session then please e-mail: David.Fanthorpe@molevalley.gov.ukto reserve your place.



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