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FREE Life Saving Course For Carers

First Aid

3:27pm 12th February 2013
(Updated 5:44pm 12th February 2013)

An event to teach carers how to give emergency lifesaving treatment is being held in Swanage.

The session on Tuesday 13th February - organised by St Johns Ambulance - is aimed at giving people who look after relatives and friends the necessary skills they need to deal with things like falls, burns and choking.

The event takes place at Harmon's Cross Village Hall from 10am - 3pm and is suitable for all carers who look after someone in the community.

Researchers say 140,000 people die every year in situations where first aid would have made a difference.

St John Ambulance Carers Support Programme Manager Julie McDermott said: 'For carers, knowing basic first aid is a must. There are many scenarios when they may need to use these skills more than most.
 
'By combining first aid training with advice on how to prevent falls we hope this will be a useful and informative day for carers. Falls can result in serious injuries for elderly and vulnerable people so it's important to know how to cope and deal with any subsequent injuries.'
 
Carers who attend will receive refreshments as well as lunch.

Places are limited so booking is essential either by email to kerry.course@sja.org.uk or telephone 01305 751160.

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