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SCUBA Diving — When Is A Safety Stop Less Safe?

By Life Saving Training | August 30, 2016

Our trainers love the outdoors and remote environments. Some of the team are Rescue Divers and thought this article was worth a share: http://dive-school.co.uk/blog/2016/8/29/when-is-a-safety-stop-less-safe If you’d like to be able to deal with a variety of first aid issues with confidence, book a first aid course in Newcastle, the North East or wherever you need…

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First Aid: How to Remove Ticks

By Life Saving Training | June 14, 2016

Ticks are small spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals and humans. They can transmit bacteria that cause diseases such as Lyme disease. Not all tick bites result in disease, but it’s important you know how to avoid tick bites and what to do if you get bitten. Ticks bite to attach to…

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first aid for lightning strikes

What to do when lightning strikes…

By Life Saving Training | June 8, 2016

Do you know how to protect yourself from being struck by lightning? Know what to do if someone is struck? Whether you enjoy a walk in a country walk or climbing mountains, we’re here to help with our first aid for lightning strikes blog. Most of the lightning strike’s current passes over the surface of…

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Using Siri to save a life

By Life Saving Training | June 8, 2016

Ever thought about using ‘Siri’ to call an ambulance on speakerphone so you can communicate with the emergency services whilst doing #FirstAid? This lady did – “Saving me the trouble of having to physically dial emergency services was a godsend.” Read more about the story here:   www.bbc.co.uk/news   If you’d like to be able to…

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Dr Heimlich saves choking woman with manoeuvre he invented!

By Life Saving Training | May 27, 2016

The 96-year-old inventor of the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique himself to save a choking woman at his retirement home. It is thought to be only the second time Dr Henry Heimlich has used it in an emergency. Read more here:   www.bbc.co.uk/news

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Resuscitation Council Guidelines Update 2015

By Life Saving Training | May 20, 2016

Every 5 years the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) review the latest research and evidence in resuscitation before producing updated guidelines. In 2015 the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) also produced guidelines for first aid for the first time. Here are the key points: 1. Elevation…

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First Aid Tips: Location Location Location!

By Life Saving Training | May 16, 2016

Ever think about how you’d provide the emergency services with your exact location if you needed them in a hurry? Easy enough in some places – but in a large park, a remote environment or in poor weather it might be tricky. This app provides your exact coordinates at the touch of a button –…

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What to do when you see flashing blue lights in your rear-view mirror!

By Life Saving Training | May 9, 2016

Worry when you see flashing blue lights in your rear-view mirror? Don’t worry – have a look at this and you’ll know what to do… Blue Light Aware Video…

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First Aid Tips: Dialling 999 from a mobile phone

By Life Saving Training | April 28, 2016

Today’s top tip: You can sometimes call 999 from a mobile, even if you don’t have signal. Your phone will search for masts owned by other providers to allow you to make the emergency call. So – don’t have signal? Try anyway. It might just work!

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Scientists Mass Produce Platelets in the Lab

By Life Saving Training | April 20, 2016

Scientists have made a significant leap towards mass producing platelets – the part of the blood that forms clots – in the laboratory. An NHS and University of Cambridge team discovered how to grow the body’s platelet in a laboratory. This is a significant breakthrough, as the team found they could actually improve the clotting which…

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