Do I need an AED / defibrillator in my workplace?

do I need an aid / defibrillator in my workplace?

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

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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Can you use a defibrillator/AED on a baby?

Defibrillator Pads for Children

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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Top Tip: How to access public access defibrillators!

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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New AED location sign!

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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Who invented the defibrillator?

First Aid Newcastle and North East

Thankfully, portable defibrillators are becoming more and more common and they can often be found in public places like supermarkets, train stations, leisure centres and even in rural villages. But have you ever wondered who invented the defibrillator and what their history is? You can find out here!   If you’d like the confidence…

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