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First Aid Courses Available In Dorset

Red Cross

3:12pm 12th November 2012

The British Red Cross is inviting people from across Dorset to learn first aid skills which could make all the difference in an emergency.

Two training courses are available over the coming weeks in Poundbury and Poole. The first is a short course that teaches basic techniques on what to do if a colleague, friend or family member falls ill or is injured.

The ‘Save a Life’ course takes just two hours to complete and covers key skills including what to do if someone is 1) unconscious and breathing; 2) unconscious and not breathing, and 3) choking. The course takes place on Thursday 22 November at the Red Cross offices in Poole.

An Everyday First Aid training course is also available at the Red Cross Poundbury offices on Saturday 1 December. This two-hour course covers 14 common first aid scenarios including what to do if someone is choking or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture. It will also help participants spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give them the tools to step in and act.

Sara Hodges, community based first aid coordinator in Dorset, said: “The Everyday First Aid course makes important first aid skills much easier to learn and remember. We hope that by doing simplifying techniques people will be more confident and willing to use their skills when needed.

“Both courses are open to the public so anyone interested in learning some simple first aid techniques should book themselves a place.”

The Save a Life course takes place between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 November at the British Red Cross Centre, Unit 1 Albany Business Park, Cabot Lane, Poole, BH17 7BX.

The Everyday First Aid course takes place between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday 1 December at the British Red Cross, Unit 5, Parkway Farm, Poundbury, Dorset, DT1 3AR. Both courses cost £15.00.

To book a place, please call the training department on 01392 353284 or email JMclaughlan@redcross.org.uk.

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