Red Cross first aid course in Truro
7:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
The British Red Cross is offering a chance to learn simple but vital skills which could make all the difference in an emergency.
The one day training course on Friday, March 1, at the Red Cross offices in Truro is aimed at giving people the knowledge and confidence to become life-savers if a colleague, friend or family member falls ill or is injured.
The course covers common first aid scenarios including what to do if someone is choking, unconscious 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.
Vince Bethermin, first aid coordinator in Cornwall, said: “This is an open course available to anyone and is an opportunity for people to learn some simple first aid techniques. The idea of the course is to make it extremely accessible so people go away with the basic life-saving skills we all need in our daily lives, and the confidence to put them into practice.”
The course takes place between 9am and 5pm at the British Red Cross centre, Newham industrial Estate, Lighterage hill, Truro, TR1 2XR. The course costs £60.00.
To book a place, visit www.redcross.org.uk, call Jane McLaughlan on 01392 353284 or email JMclaughlan@redcross.org.uk.