Valerie promotes Emergency Lifesaving Skills with pupils from Abu Bakr Girls’ School

On Friday 15 March 2013, Valerie visited Abu Bakr Girl’s School to promote the ‘Heartstart’ Emergency Lifesaving Skills programme.

Valerie said:

“I was pleased to visit Abu Bakr Girl’s School where pupils have received ‘Heartstart’ training from the Manor Hospital’s resuscitation officer, Phil Jevon, in Emergency Lifesaving skils. The initiative teaches pupils simple skills that can help to save lives or what to do in a life- threatening emergency.”

“I was able to meet Phil Jevon, who told me about his work teaching Emergency Lifesaving Skills to pupils in local schools. I also presented certificates to the pupils who had successfully completed the ‘Heartstart’ training programme.”

“The pupils told me that they had learned how to assess an unconscious patient, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), dealing with choking, serious bleeding, helping someone that maybe having a heart attack.”

“ELS is simple, and easy to teach and learn. It can be performed without any special medical knowledge. It takes as little as two hours to teach. Teachers can include ELS in a range of different subjects including Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), and Science, Physical Education, and Citizenship.”

More information on Hearstart is available from the British Heart Foundation website here.