HeartStart is an initiative set up by the British Heart Foundation to train members of the public in emergency life support. A typical lesson lasts around 2-3 hours and it is organised and run by qualified students: it covers what to do in the case of a cardiac arrest, an unconscious casualty, a heart attack, choking and bleeding. At the end of the lesson, all attendees will be provided with a BHF certificate and they will be fully trained in dealing with the above-stated emergencies. Each year, we train willing students to provide these training sessions and then throughout the year the students can train members of the public in small groups.
We will be running events throughout the year. For more information on getting involved, please email [email protected]
This is suited to anyone who would like to be trained in emergency life support and offer that training to members of the public! No previous medical knowledge or experience is required!
We hold a session at the beginning of term each year to train willing students, and then throughout the year those trained students can sign up to teaching members of the public/other students/University staff.