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Joe’s Mini Heartstart For Sports Lifesaving Course Syllabus

(JMHS4S) is a lifesaving course that is free to sports clubs, takes only two hours and provides practical, hands-on training.

Anyone at a sports club from the age of 13 can attend and learn the complete range of life-saving skills.

The course is divided into two stages.

STAGE 1 INCLUDES:

Learning practical skills using a hands-on approach, such as the recovery position and performing CPR. Learning these skills gives trainees more confidence in an emergency.

The Chain of Survival – the priorities

  • Checking for danger, patient response and making a 999/112 call
  • Checking breathing / getting help.
  • The conscious casualty
  • Opening the airway / the recovery position
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Cardiac arrest: chest compressions and rescue breathing (CPR).

STAGE 2 INCLUDES:

Topics such as recognising and dealing with a heart attack and how to use a defibrillator.

  • Suspected heart attack
  • Signs and symptoms/ dealing with a suspected heart attack.
  • Introduction to AEDs
  • Choking recognition/back blows/abdominal thrusts.
  • Summary of course / giving out certificates