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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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