Defibrillators

Do I need an AED / defibrillator in my workplace?

do I need an aid / defibrillator in my workplace?

One question we’re often asked at Life Saving Training is “do I need an AED / defibrillator in my workplace?”. This includes considering the premises of an organisation you may be involved with voluntarily. It’s a great question to ask to ensure you’re assessing risks and taking the appropriate precautions. AED stands for Automated External…

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Defibrillators in Newcastle upon Tyne

Here’s another Newcastle City Centre Defibrillator/AED! We’re on a mission to help people to save lives, so we simply love to let you know about defibrillator locations. Public access defibrillators are really useful and we’re starting off by letting you know about defibrillators in Newcastle upon Tyne, but watch this space! As we know, a…

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Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators

Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators

Are you wondering where Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators are? It’s good to wonder! Shockingly, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10% for every minute where defibrillation is delayed. Unfortunately, CPR alone is not enough and it’s vital that a defibrillator is on a person’s chest within minutes to give them a fighting chance.…

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Defibrillators in Newcastle – Choo-Choo Choose Life!

Do you wonder where defibrillators in Newcastle are? There are several public access defibrillators, which is fantastic! Here’s a short video update from us about the defibrillator in Newcastle Central Station.     Would you like to find out more about how to locate defibrillators? Then check out our other blog here:   Where is…

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Can you use a defibrillator/AED on a baby?

Defibrillator Pads for Children

A common question on our First Aid courses across the North East is whether you can use a defibrillator/AED on a baby. Shockable heart rhythms requiring defibrillation in children are more rare than in adults. However, they can occur. Therefore, the priority will always be to recognise the need for CPR, to provide high quality…

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Top Tip: How to access public access defibrillators!

Public Access Defibrillators are appearing all over Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and across the North East. However, people often say when they’re on our courses that they’re not sure how to get into public access defibrillators because the box is locked. These machines really can mean the difference between life and death, so the more…

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The Defibrillators Availability Bill 2017

Which defibrillator should I buy

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…

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New AED location sign!

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…

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Where is my nearest defibrillator / AED?

Nearest Defibrillator

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. Please note – in an emergency, call 999 – your local ambulance service will also be able to inform you where any local defibrillators registered with…

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