Sports and societies take part in the Leicestershire Heartsafe Programme

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On Wednesday 7th October, DSU Sports & Societies committee members participated in the Leicestershire Heartsafe Programme, to train our students how to to administer Emergency First Aid, give CPR and use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Joe Humphries Memorial Trust in conjunction with Heartsafe UK came into the Students Union to deliver the training in order to break the silence on SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) and create a new generation of young life savers at DSU. 

57 committee members attended the programme which was predominately practically based with students working in small groups, to learn the necessary skills of how to deal with problems that could potentially arise at one of their games/events. 

Ross Harrison, Sport Development Manager at DSU, said: "The training we offer at DSU allows at least one first aid trained member in each of our 36 sports teams. The training allows young adults to become familiar with life saving techniques, and how to use them in a real life situation."

"We hope to offer annual training to new students at DMU and to purchase a Students Union AED."

Students who participated in the training, can now collect your certificates from the Helpdesk in the Students Union, Level 1.

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