First Aid Tips

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

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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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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What to do when lightning strikes…

first aid for lightning strikes

Do you know how to protect yourself from being struck by lightning? Know what to do if someone is struck? Whether you enjoy a walk in a country walk or climbing mountains, we’re here to help with our first aid for lightning strikes blog. Most of the lightning strike’s current passes over the surface of…

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Using Siri to save a life

Ever thought about using ‘Siri’ to call an ambulance on speakerphone so you can communicate with the emergency services whilst doing #FirstAid? This lady did – “Saving me the trouble of having to physically dial emergency services was a godsend.” Read more about the story here:   www.bbc.co.uk/news   If you’d like to be able to…

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