Trewern staff have been trained to deliver and award candidates the British Heart Foundation Heartstart certificate. The course would be included into an activity week/ weekend booking when visiting Trewern and is free.
Heartstart is an initiative co-ordinated by the British Heart Foundation, one of the UK’s leading charities promoting research, education and support to prevent heart disease. The Heartstart programme has trained 2.3 million people in dealing with basic emergencies through local groups and schools.
The Heartstart course is 2/3 hours long and run by trained staff at Trewern. There is no charge for this course. The content of the course includes:
- Assessing an unconscious patient
- Performing CPR
- Dealing with choking
- Dealing with serious bleeding
- Helping someone having a heart attack
The course is very practical with demonstrations and chance to learn the skills being discussed on specialised training equipment. On completion of the course candidates are provided with a certificate of attendance.
Having the knowledge to perform basic emergency care is very important as it buys time for professional help to arrive. Being able to perform CPR on someone who is not breathing whilst help arrives more than doubles the chances of survival. A fantastic chance to leave Trewern with a certificate for Emergency First Aid.
Are you visiting Trewern soon? If so, why not include the Heartstart course into your activity week/ weekend for no extra cost.