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First Aid Tips: Sending an SMS Text Message to The Emergency Services

By Life Saving Training | March 11, 2016

Did you know you can send a text message to the emergency services to get help? Designed for people who cannot make voice calls because they have hearing loss or a speech impairment, the service is also useful when in remote locations without a consistent signal for a conversation. Register for free now!   www.emergencysms.org.uk…

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First Aid Tips: iPhone Medic Alert Information

By Life Saving Training | March 11, 2016

Today’s top tip: Got an iPhone? Open the ‘Health App’ & add any important medical information & In Case of Emergency (ICE) details. The Emergency Services & well trained First Aiders will be able to access this vital information, even when your phone is locked! Learn more here: www.apple.com/uk/iphone   If you’d like to be…

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First Aid Tips: Pens, Pencils and Marker Pens!

By Life Saving Training | March 11, 2016

Today’s top tip – pop something to write with in your First Aid kit so you can record vital signs and other important information. A pencil will work on waterproof paper in most weather, but a pen will write on the back of your nitrile gloves. A marker will be great for writing on a…

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First Aid Tips: Foil Blankets or Space Blankets

By Life Saving Training | March 11, 2016

Today’s top tip: Pop a space blanket or two in your car, First Aid kit, handbag or man-bag to protect a casualty from the elements. They’re tiny, light & might be the best couple of quid you’ve ever spent! Space blankets are great for keeping rain and snow off your casualty whilst you treat them and…

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Regulated First Aid Qualifications

By Life Saving Training | January 5, 2016

At Life Saving Training we offer regulated First Aid qualifications — but what does that actually mean? Basically, it means our courses are regulated by Ofqual (the government department for qualifications in England and Northern Ireland), the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Qualifications Wales. As a properly regulated training provider, Life Saving Training automatically satisfies…

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Outstanding First Aid Training in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, The North East and Beyond!


By Life Saving Training | December 17, 2015

How Far Will You Go? People often ask us how far we will travel to deliver our regulated First Aid qualifications and bespoke First Aid solutions. The simple answer is that we can travel to wherever you need us – UK or abroad!  We mainly deliver our fantastic First Aid sessions throughout the North East…

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The RQF and the QCF

By Life Saving Training | October 1, 2015

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is now the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).   As of the 1st October 2015, The RQF will be introduced to replace the QCF. The RQF will provide a single, simple system for cataloguing all qualifications regulated by Ofqual.   Learn more about the RQF here: www.gov.uk/government/news/ofqual-to-introduce-new-regulated-qualifications-framework https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/01/explaining-the-rqf/   If…

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Choking – First Aid

By Life Saving Training | September 8, 2015

What is choking? Choking is where a foreign object becomes stuck in the throat, causing a blockage. If the blockage is mild, the casualty should be able to clear it themselves. If the casualty is unable to speak or make any noise, then the blockage is severe and the person will eventually lose consciousness. How…

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Drowning and Secondary Drowning – First Aid

By Life Saving Training | September 8, 2015

What is drowning? Drowning is death by suffocation from submersion in any liquid. Hypothermia and cardiac arrest can also occur due to immersion in cold water. How to treat a drowning casualty who is conscious and breathing If the casualty has been rescued from water, help them to lie on an insulating surface (a coat…

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Asthma – First Aid

By Life Saving Training | August 26, 2015

What is an asthma attack? An asthma attack is where the muscles of the air passages in the lungs go into spasm, narrowing the airways, making it difficult to breathe. There are many different triggers, including allergens such as pollen, dust mites, animal fur, colds/flu and airborne irritants such as cigarette smoke, chemical fumes and…

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