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Which defibrillator should I buy

Complete Buyer’s Guide to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

By Life Saving Training | August 10, 2018

Choosing an AED. Which defibrillator should I buy? There’s a huge range of defibrillators on the market – so which defibrillator should I buy is a very good question to ask. With a significant range in prices it really depends on what you’re looking for in a defibrillator. It’s fantastic that you’re looking for a…

First Aid National Curriculum

First Aid on the National Curriculum

By Life Saving Training | August 6, 2018

The government has proposed to add First Aid and CPR to the national school curriculum in England. If you like the sound of this, we need your support and ACTION! There was a lot of excitement last month over the government’s announcement to help children learn these life saving skills. And rightly so – it’s…

Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators

Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators

By Life Saving Training | June 13, 2018

Are you wondering where Newcastle City Centre Defibrillators are? It’s good to wonder! Shockingly, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10% for every minute where defibrillation is delayed. Unfortunately, CPR alone is not enough and it’s vital that a defibrillator is on a person’s chest within minutes to give them a fighting chance.…

First Aid Manikin

‘QCPR’ Technology Improves CPR Performance

By Life Saving Training | May 21, 2018

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…

Defibrillators in Newcastle – Choo-Choo Choose Life!

By Life Saving Training | May 15, 2018

Do you wonder where defibrillators in Newcastle are? There are several public access defibrillators, which is fantastic! Here’s a short video update from us about the defibrillator in Newcastle Central Station.     Would you like to find out more about how to locate defibrillators? Then check out our other blog here:   Where is…

Defibrillator Pads for Children

Can you use a defibrillator/AED on a baby?

By Life Saving Training | February 14, 2018

A common question on our First Aid courses across the North East is whether you can use a defibrillator/AED on a baby. Shockable heart rhythms requiring defibrillation in children are more rare than in adults. However, they can occur. Therefore, the priority will always be to recognise the need for CPR, to provide high quality…

Tourniquet Placement Update

By Life Saving Training | February 6, 2018

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…

Top Tip: How to access public access defibrillators!

By Life Saving Training | December 21, 2017

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…

Which defibrillator should I buy

The Defibrillators Availability Bill 2017

By Life Saving Training | November 20, 2017

People are finally seeing the benefits of having early access to defibrillators and people having the confidence to use them. We strongly welcome the Defibrillators Availability Bill and what this means for survival rates. When a person suffers cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decrease by 10% for EVERY minute that passes. Not great in…

Scuba Diving First Aid. At Life Saving Training we’re not your average First Aid provider…

By Life Saving Training | October 16, 2017

Two weeks ago a Basic Life Support enquiry came in from a group of researchers at Newcastle University. They were about to embark upon a 5 year coral research project around the pacific islands of Palau (not jealous at all). Image credit: Lonely Planet. They were looking for Basic Life Support training including the administration…