Knowledge Base

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

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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‘QCPR’ Technology Improves CPR Performance

First Aid Manikin

At Life Saving Training we’re using an electronic feedback device (QCPR) to improve your CPR It’s no secret that we use fake plastic people (or part thereof) to help people learn CPR. Our manikins have always ‘clicked’ to let learners know whether they’re compressing the chest deep enough, however there’s more to effective CPR than…

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Tourniquet Placement Update

Applying a tourniquet to a limb in the event of catastrophic bleeding dramatically increases a person’s chances of survival. Based on the latest medical research, updates to tourniquet placement have been made which we want to share with you. Tourniquet placement isn’t just something for the battle field – it’s for any situation where blood…

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Shocking statistic found by a new First Aid study

We’ve been saying it for ages, but if only more people knew first aid then more lives could be saved. A shocking statistic found by a new First Aid study carried out by Manchester University claims that 59% of deaths could have been prevented if the public knew first aid.  Want to learn first aid…

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How to Identify Fake CAT Tourniquets

There are a number of fake CAT Tourniquets currently on the market that may not work when they are needed. Watch this to find out how to identify fake CAT Tourniquets: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07tl7f2/fake-britain-series-7-episode-1   Please follow and like us:

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Resuscitation Council Guidelines Update 2015

Every 5 years the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) review the latest research and evidence in resuscitation before producing updated guidelines. In 2015 the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) also produced guidelines for first aid for the first time. Here are the key points: 1. Elevation…

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