Our Top 5 uses of the Trusty Triangular bandage!

OK, life would be easier if we always had a range of big medical bags beside us with everything that we could possibly need. But in reality, we usually have to choose what to carry and what to leave behind in the pre-hospital setting where we carry what we need. Even if we don’t have to…

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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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Christmas First Aid: a Quick Survival Guide

Christmas First Aid

Christmas is hopefully a time that is full of cheer, but when the drinks flow and everyone’s having a good time, it can also result in some pretty strange happenings that require awesome Christmas First Aid. So, have an amazing time, but roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get stuck in!  Here are…

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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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Where is my nearest defibrillator / AED?

Nearest Defibrillator

We don’t have a list of where defibrillators are located across the UK, however you can search using the links included below in this blog. If you’re interested in buying a defibrillator, please click here. Please note – in an emergency, call 999 – your local ambulance service will also be able to inform you…

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How often should you refresh first aid training?

Woman attending collapsed man

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…

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First Aid: How to Remove Ticks

Ticks are small spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals and humans. They can transmit bacteria that cause diseases such as Lyme disease. Not all tick bites result in disease, but it’s important you know how to avoid tick bites and what to do if you get bitten. Ticks bite to attach to…

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