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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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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Where is my nearest defibrillator / AED?

Nearest Defibrillator

We don’t have a list of where defibrillators are located across the UK, however you can search using the links included below in this blog. If you’re interested in buying a defibrillator, please click here. Please note – in an emergency, call 999 – your local ambulance service will also be able to inform you…

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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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