Epilepsy and Seizures – First Aid

By Life Saving Training | May 21, 2014

On average, 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day and it affects 600,000 people in the UK. That’s about 1 in every 103 people. Epilepsy is a neurological condition and can affect anyone, at any age. A seizure can consist of involuntary contractions of the many muscles in the body due to a disturbance…

Read More

First aid has been around since the 11th Century, so why do so few people know what to do when someone becomes ill or injured in the UK today?

By Life Saving Training | January 21, 2014

Let’s look at the stats. Approximately 95% of the population in Norway are first aid trained. In Germany and Austria, about 80% are first aid trained. Here in the UK, the figure is more like 5–10%. That’s right, 90-95% of people in the UK don’t know what to do when someone becomes ill or injured.…

Read More

The surprising estimation that could save more than 100,000 lives every year

By Life Saving Training | December 4, 2013

Cardiac arrest is one of the more life threatening conditions we teach you to recognise and deal with in our first aid training. In simple terms, cardiac arrest is where the heart stops pumping blood around the body. This can happen due to a number of different reasons but without intervention, this will lead quickly…

Read More