Herefordshire Heartstart recently awarded their 25,000 certificate on a Heartstart course in Leominster in May. Leominster Library kindly hosted the Heartstart course in their community room. The Heartstart was attended by a small number of local people who learned the skills that could help to save a life. The skills taught included: how to deal with an unconscious, breathing casualty; how to deal with an unconscious, non-breathing casualty; signs and symptoms of a heart attack; what to do if someone is choking; dealing with severe bleeding.
Our 25,000 certificate went to Jan Lockett, a Leominster resident. She herself has been the recipient of a heart transplant and has had her life saved by CPR on many occasions. Jan herself told us ‘I just feel everyone should be taught CPR’.
If you are interested in attending a Heartstart course or hosting a course in your workplace, for your community or interest group then contact the coordinator at Herefordshire Heartstart to find out more. www.herefordshireheartstart.org We teach how to put a casualty into the recovery position, deliver CPR and the role of the defibrillator. Our courses are suitable for anyone from the age of 10 years and up. We look forward to seeing you on one of our courses soon.