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The Defibrillators Availability Bill 2017

By Life Saving Training | November 20, 2017

People are finally seeing the benefits of having early access to defibrillators and people having the confidence to use them. We strongly welcome the Defibrillators Availability Bill and what this means for survival rates. When a person suffers cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decrease by 10% for EVERY minute that passes. Not great in…

Not Your Average First Aid Training

By Life Saving Training | October 16, 2017

Almost two weeks ago a Basic Life Support enquiry came in from a group of researchers at Newcastle University. They were about to embark upon a 5 year coral research project around the pacific islands of Palau (not jealous at all). Image credit: Lonely Planet. They were looking for Basic Life Support training including the…

New AED location sign!

By Life Saving Training | August 17, 2017

It makes sense that as a First Aider, when you need an AED (defibrillator) in a public place – you need to be able to recognise one. You’ll probably also need to describe what one looks like if you send a bystander to fetch one. This is especially true now there’s a new AED location…

Life Saving Training Sponsor The Stocksfield Vipers

By Life Saving Training | July 4, 2017

Out on a training field in Northumberland in the village of Stocksfield, are a group of young talented lads.  They’re called the Stocksfield Vipers and are a dab hand (or should that be foot?) at the game of football.  They dart about the field with expert precision and skill in bright orange football shirts donned…

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What to expect during First Aid training?

By Life Saving Training | June 26, 2017

First Aid training could be the most important course you’ll ever take. Having the skills and confidence to be able to help someone in need is hugely empowering and can save lives! Knowing what to expect during First Aid training is not always clear however. It’s natural to feel daunted beforehand, especially if you’ve been…

Where is my nearest defibrillator / AED?

By Life Saving Training | May 9, 2017

How quickly you can find the nearest defibrillator / AED can be a matter of life and death. When someone is in cardiac arrest and not breathing, every second counts. If a defibrillator is used within the first 4 minutes of a person suffering a cardiac arrest, their chances of survival can increase to 70%, compared…

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How often should you refresh first aid training?

By Life Saving Training | April 19, 2017

How often you should refresh first aid training is a question we get asked a lot and it’s a good question to ask! After all, it’s important to be sure you’re up to date and confident in your life saving skills! This means you’ll be more effective at helping others and less likely to panic…

Five benefits of eLearning for your business…

By Life Saving Training | April 11, 2017

Curious about the benefits of eLearning? Great! At Life Saving Training, we’re firm believers in providing solutions that work. We help ensure you’re making the most of your time and money when getting your team effectively trained in what they need to know to protect themselves, each other and your workplace. Our First Aid training is…

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Life Saving Training delivers Outdoor First Aid in Newcastle and the North East

By Life Saving Training | December 1, 2016

Our range of First Aid courses and qualifications work in the real world. One in particular which sets us apart from the big name national providers, is Outdoor First Aid, which is available across Newcastle, the North East and the UK. Who needs Outdoor First Aid? Our ITC accredited 16 hour course has been created for outdoor…

Ambulance target times are being missed, so what can we do about it?

By Life Saving Training | December 1, 2016

A shocking statistic reported in a new BBC investigation about ambulance target times, is that over half of all 999 calls made are for non life threatening situations. The target is to reach 75% of patients in eight minutes. This is especially shocking as we know all but one of thirteen Ambulance trusts currently miss it.…