Learn how to save a life this Restart a Heart Day with Lancashire Adult Learning and the North West Ambulance Service

It’s never been easier to learn how to save a life as Lancashire Adult Learning and the North West Ambulance Service team up to deliver a FREE online lifesaving skills event.

Taking place on the eve of national Restart a Heart Day, Thursday 15th October, the free online event will run between 8pm and 8.30pm and aims to train as many people as possible across the Red Rose County with vital lifesaving skills to become Lancashire Lifesavers.

Delivered through Zoom, the event will support adult learners to understand the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest, as well as providing guidance on the correct compression technique, and how to remain calm in a lifesaving situation. Learners looking to sign up for the event can sign up at Eventbrite here.

On Friday 16th October, LAL will also be supporting primary and secondary school-age children with these essential skills with the aim of creating an online First Aid Flash Mob.

Pupils will be supported with appropriate knowledge to help save a life through two online sessions:

  • Children in Reception – Year 5: 1.30pm – 1.50pm
  • Children in Years 6 – 11: 2.10pm – 2.30pm

The sessions will be delivered by a qualified First Aid teacher from Lancashire Adult Learning and one of our key partners from the North West Ambulance Service via Zoom, direct to the classroom.

Any schools who are interested in taking part in the Lancashire Lifesavers initiative for Restart a Heart Day should contact Laura Myers at: laura.myers@nelsongroup.ac.uk

Approximately 60,000 people in the UK suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year and currently only one in 10 people survive. What’s more, the chance of survival is reduced by 10% for every minute without CPR and defibrillation.

Sarah Haworth, Curriculum Leader for Health and Wellbeing at Lancashire Adult Learning, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with our partner the North West Ambulance Service again to deliver these valuable sessions on Restart a Heart Day, which has already seen LAL support hundreds and hundreds of adult learners right across Lancashire to develop essential lifesaving skills.

“We’re aiming to train as many Lancashire Lifesavers as we can on Restart a Heart Day, and these are skills that can be learned by people of all ages, which is why we are running sessions for adult learners and schoolchildren.

“Our qualified team of First Aid experts are ready to go for this virtual event, and we look forward to meeting and training the next batch of Lancashire Lifesavers on the day.”

Lancashire Adult Learning provides a range of First Aid courses. Visit our website to see what courses are currently available and enrol today at: https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/community-courses/first-aid/

Lancashire Adult Learning is part of Nelson and Colne College Group, and the organisation recently launched its new Autumn range of courses for adults with more online learning options available than ever before to support the county’s adult learners.

The new offer delivered by the College Group is a blend of online learning and classroom sessions in College or community venues across Lancashire, where safe to do so.

The range of provision in the new guide is also vast, to meet an ever-changing employment landscape and lifestyle in the digital age – and these are split into four distinct areas: Skills for Work; Community Learning; Professional Skills and Higher Education.

Further information about Lancashire Adult Learning can be found at www.lal.ac.uk or by calling 0333 003 1717.

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