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‘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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New AED location sign!

By Life Saving Training | August 17, 2017

It makes sense that as a First Aider, when you need an AED (defibrillator) in a public place – you need to be able to recognise one. You’ll probably also need to describe what one looks like if you send a bystander to fetch one. This is especially true now there’s a new AED location…

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Life Saving Training Sponsor The Stocksfield Vipers

By Life Saving Training | July 4, 2017

Out on a training field in Northumberland in the village of Stocksfield, are a group of young talented lads.  They’re called the Stocksfield Vipers and are a dab hand (or should that be foot?) at the game of football.  They dart about the field with expert precision and skill in bright orange football shirts donned…

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What to expect during First Aid training?

By Life Saving Training | June 26, 2017

First Aid training could be the most important course you’ll ever take. Having the skills and confidence to be able to help someone in need is hugely empowering and can save lives! Knowing what to expect during First Aid training is not always clear however. It’s natural to feel daunted beforehand, especially if you’ve been…

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