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How to perform CPR on a person with breasts

By Life Saving Training | May 30, 2024

Statistically, people seem to worry about performing CPR and using a defibrillator on a person with breasts, to the point where women are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander than men. Sadly, the consequence of this is that women are also less likely to survive following an out of hospital cardiac arrest than…

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How do you make a positive difference in a real life, high pressure First Aid situation?

By Life Saving Training | September 21, 2023

There’s no doubt that everyone should learn life saving skills — but they need maintaining too. And we need to be prepared if we are to have the most positive impact we can on our casualties. We can give ourselves the best chance of performing first aid under pressure (and performing well) by gaining knowledge…

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“Which First Aid course do I need or is best?”

By Life Saving Training | May 18, 2023

“What First Aid course?” “Which First Aid course should I take?” These are all great questions we get asked all the time! You need to choose the right First Aid course for you or your organisation – and we’re here to help. There are many First Aid courses available and not all will be appropriate…

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Our Top 5 uses of the Trusty Triangular bandage!

By Life Saving Training | January 17, 2023

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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Suspected Spinal Injury

“Don’t move them – they might have a spinal injury!”

By Life Saving Training | November 10, 2022

Is that true? Should we never move a casualty with a suspected spinal injury? Not really. First thing’s first – why might we suspect spinal injury in the first place? Remember the Primary Survey – DR ABC? As we approach the scene, we look for Danger. As part of that assessment, we consider the ‘Mechanism…

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First Aid Fundamentals

By Life Saving Training | June 16, 2022

What is the Primary Survey in First Aid? You may have heard of the term ‘Primary Survey’ – but what is it? Simply put, we complete a Primary Survey to find all life threatening issues a casualty may have in order of priority. If we can find issues in order of priority, we can treat them in order of…

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Professional Partnership paves the way with Pentagon Assurance

By Life Saving Training | February 1, 2022

Professional partnerships can make excellent business sense, which is proving to be the case for our partnership with Pentagon Assurance.  Pentagon Assurance work with clients in many sectors, including engineering, manufacturing, energy, and construction to manage risk, implement change and safely manage projects.  Businesses with employees who are skilful and confident in First Aid, can…

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What are the benefits of First Aid Training for Mental Health?

By Life Saving Training | April 29, 2021

The main benefit is increased practical skills and confidence to have what may be deemed as difficult conversations. Ultimately, this could help save lives. You’ll also learn about the range of signs and symptoms to look out for. You’ll learn how to guide someone to further support. You’ll learn how to make improvements to your…

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Part Funded Defibrillator Programme in the North East!

By Life Saving Training | February 23, 2021

Our latest life saving initiative offers part funded defibrillators to support small charities and sports clubs in the North East. The good news is we’ve part funded the first defibrillator! Life Saving Training is built on a vision to help save more lives through effective First Aid training that works in the real world. We’re…

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Successful Launch of the First Responder Course!

By Life Saving Training | January 29, 2021

The new year brings new and exciting offerings to our valuable clients – with advanced level First Responder training being one of them! Almost 60% of people who die through injury in the UK could be saved by basic bystander First Aid. And in the UK, less than 10% of people who suffer an out…

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