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From finding out where your nearest defibrillator is to other life saving top tips and updates, our first aid blog is the place to stop by.

First Aid Myths

First Aid Myths

By Life Saving Training | September 18, 2019

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…

Scuba Diving First Aid North East

Scuba Diving First Aid – Immersion Pulmonary Oedema

By Life Saving Training | June 3, 2019

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…

First Aid for Bleeding Newcastle

First Aid to stop bleeding – can you afford not to know?

By Life Saving Training | May 24, 2019

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.…

School First Aid

Saved by the bell? Not this time! Life Saving Training saves school staff from tedious training!

By Life Saving Training | April 23, 2019

At Life Saving Training, we love working with schools for School First Aid. Schools are cornerstones of our communities who nurture the next generation. Staff in schools work tirelessly to support their students, their families and their school culture. They’re often on the front line, looking after the safety of their learners, colleagues and visitors.…

Mental Health First Aid

Why we believe in Mental Health First Aid training

By Life Saving Training | February 20, 2019

Life Saving Training’s mission since 2013 has been to save lives and better protect workforces and communities. So far this has been through our unique First Aid and Health & Safety training that is effective, works in the real world and memorable for all the right reasons. We’re excited that we’ve expanded to include Mental…

Cough CPR – If I’m having a Heart Attack, should I try ‘Cough CPR?’

By Life Saving Training | January 18, 2019

If you’re on Facebook or any social media for that matter, you’ve probably seen the advice of Cough CPR. ‘HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE’ (in all caps – as the best medical advice on the internet often is…). At the request of the post, you may have even shared it… It suggests…

Christmas First Aid

Christmas First Aid: a Quick Survival Guide

By Life Saving Training | December 17, 2018

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…

First Aid Needs Assessment

First Aid Needs Assessment Explained

By Life Saving Training | October 25, 2018

Your First Aid Needs Assessment might conjure up a few questions. A common question we get asked at Life Saving Training is – “How many First Aiders do we need to be legally compliant?” A better question may be however, “How many First Aiders do we need to keep the people in our organisation safe?”…

do I need an aid / defibrillator in my workplace?

Do I need an AED / defibrillator in my workplace?

By Life Saving Training | September 19, 2018

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…

Defibrillators in Newcastle upon Tyne

By Life Saving Training | September 18, 2018

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…