Posts by Life Saving Training

First Aid during COVID-19: What you need to know

Although we’re still in uncertain times, one thing is certain – people will continue to choke. They’ll still bump their heads. They’ll have slips, trips and falls. People will continue to have heart attacks, cut their fingers – or worse. That’s life. We still need to help people as best we can. But COVID-19 has…

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Is Online First Aid Training Valid?

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Can I do my First Aid Training Online? Are online First Aid courses legitimate? We hear the above questions all the time at Life Saving Training. If you need First Aid for work – no matter where you work – then the short answer is no – you can’t just complete an online course. Appropriate…

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Working from Home

Sometimes people baulk at the words ‘Health and Safety’. But this is literally about keeping people ‘healthy and safe’ – something that most feel is worthwhile. During the current Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak many people are leaving their usual workplaces to work at home. This can lead to changes for employers and employees alike. Employers Employers…

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Sepsis – What it is and why you need to know about it.

Sepsis mnemonic

What is sepsis? The short version… Sepsis is the body’s immune system over responding to an infection. Normally, our immune system fights infection. However, it can go into overdrive and attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Sepsis is responsible for about 5 deaths every hour in the UK, so it’s important to learn how…

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First Aid Myths

On nearly every First Aid course we deliver – whether that’s a basic, Basic Life Support course, Workplace First Aid or one of our Advanced First Aid courses, we’re required to debunk a number of First Aid myths. Some can be quite entertaining – but it always worries us when we hear these myths being…

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Scuba Diving First Aid – Immersion Pulmonary Oedema

Scuba Diving First Aid North East

Immersion Pulmonary Oedema We have some absolutely fantastic scuba diving up here in the North East of England and Northumberland. With fantastic dives just a short drive from Newcastle – at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Sunderland and out of Blyth, we have lots of scuba divers too! Scuba divers, snorkellers and open water swimmers need to…

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First Aid to stop bleeding – can you afford not to know?

First Aid for Bleeding Newcastle

When people think of First Aid, they often think of CPR. Whilst undoubtedly important – CPR is just one small part of First Aid. First Aid to stop bleeding is just as important. Why? Because failure to start appropriate early management in patients with traumatic bleeding is a leading cause of preventable death from trauma.…

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