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First Aid during COVID-19: What you need to know

By Life Saving Training | September 17, 2020

Although we’re still in uncertain times, one thing is certain – people will continue to choke. They’ll still bump their heads. They’ll have slips, trips and falls. People will continue to have heart attacks, cut their fingers – or worse. That’s life. We still need to help people as best we can. But COVID-19 has…

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Is Online First Aid Training Valid?

By Life Saving Training | April 17, 2020

Can I do my First Aid Training Online? Are online First Aid courses legitimate? We hear the above questions all the time at Life Saving Training. If you need First Aid for work – no matter where you work – then the short answer is no – you can’t just complete an online course. Appropriate…

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Working from Home

By Life Saving Training | April 8, 2020

Sometimes people baulk at the words ‘Health and Safety’. But this is literally about keeping people ‘healthy and safe’ – something that most feel is worthwhile. During the current Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak many people are leaving their usual workplaces to work at home. This can lead to changes for employers and employees alike. Employers Employers…

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Looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic

By Life Saving Training | April 8, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives. Everyone reacts differently, but these changes can lead to people feeling bored, frustrated or lonely. People may feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about their health or that of those close to them.  It’s important that you take care of your mind…

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CPR during Coronavirus

CPR during the Coronavirus Pandemic – Updated 11/06/2020.

By Life Saving Training | March 25, 2020

The Resuscitation Council UK has suggested some modifications to how we perform CPR during the Coronavirus pandemic. Every year, up to 60,000 people go into cardiac arrest in the UK. This is when the heart stops suddenly. Without treatment, they will die within minutes. 80% of cardiac arrests happen in the home, so it could…

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First Aid Certificate extensions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 02/06/2020

By Life Saving Training | March 24, 2020

At Life Saving Training, we love to help and we’ve worked hard since 2012 to keep people healthy and safe. Here, we’ve included new information to help you remain legally compliant regarding First Aid provision during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you’ve ever attended one of our First Aid training courses, you’ll know that we…

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Sepsis – What it is and why you need to know about it.

By Life Saving Training | February 3, 2020

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

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…

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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…

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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.…

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