Explore our Heart Hub for National Heart Month 2019

Lone Worker First Aid for Heart Attacks

This February 2019 is National Heart Month and it's a great opportunity to talk about heart health and first aid. Explore our heart hub and discover how to identify a cardiac arrest and a heart attack, find first aid tips on how to deal with an emergency situation and read our case studies about people that have used their first aid training to save someone in real life.

Heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Would you know which was which in a first aid emergency? It is vital that you can recognise the symptoms and act accordingly.

Heart Hub: Cardiac Arrest  

Heart Hub: Heart Attack 

Read our case studies

Gemma's story

When Gemma's grandad collapsed at Christmas, Gemma's quick thinking and focus meant that she was able to perform life saving chest compressions, which gave Gemma's grandad a chance at a full recovery. 

Unresponsive First Aid Case Study: Gemma and Rob

Read Gemma's story

Rosie's story

Rosie's colleague had a heart attack and luckily Rosie was able to remember her first aid training. She recognised the signs of a heart attack and felt confident to use the workplace AED (automated external defibrillator). 

National Heart Month: Rosie's Story

Read Rosie's story

Karen's story

Karen was at home one evening when suddenly she heard a loud bang come from the other room. Her husband had collapsed but with the help of the emergency services on the phone, Karen delivered chest compressions which helped save John's life.

National Heart Month: AED First Aid Training

Read Karen's story

How can you help?

Over 100,000 UK businesses trust us with their first aid training needs. For more than 35 years we have worked with companies of all types to reduce risks and save lives in the workplace.

National Heart Month: Heart Hub  

Book a first aid course

Get your team trained for first aid at work on a Red Cross course. Our interactive courses provide the practical skills and confidence to help save lives.

Book a first aid course

 
Buy or hire an AED for your workplace

We offer a range of AEDs to buy or hire, giving you peace of mind that you're doing all you can to keep people safe in your workplace.

Buy or hire an AED


Download our first aid app

With our British Red Cross apps you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency.

Download the app

 

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