Posts Tagged ‘First Aid’

First Aid Fundamentals

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What is the Primary Survey in First Aid? You may have heard of the term ‘Primary Survey’ – but what is it? Simply put, we complete a Primary Survey to find all life threatening issues a casualty may have in order of priority. If we can find issues in order of priority, we can treat them in order of…

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Part Funded Defibrillator Programme in the North East!

Our latest life saving initiative offers part funded defibrillators to support small charities and sports clubs in the North East. The good news is we’ve part funded the first defibrillator! Life Saving Training is built on a vision to help save more lives through effective First Aid training that works in the real world. We’re…

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Successful Launch of the First Responder Course!

First Responder training

The new year brings new and exciting offerings to our valuable clients – with advanced level First Responder training being one of them! Almost 60% of people who die through injury in the UK could be saved by basic bystander First Aid. And in the UK, less than 10% of people who suffer an out…

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First Aid during COVID-19: What you need to know

Although there’s still some uncertainty around COVID-19 and when normal life will fully resume, one thing is certain – people will continue to choke. They’ll still bump their heads. They’ll have slips, trips and falls. People will continue to have heart attacks, cut their fingers – or worse. That’s life. We still need to help…

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Sepsis – What it is and why you need to know about it.

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What is sepsis? The short version… Sepsis is the body’s immune system over responding to an infection. Normally, our immune system fights infection. However, it can go into overdrive and attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Sepsis is responsible for about 5 deaths every hour in the UK, so it’s important to learn how…

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First Aid Myths

On nearly every First Aid course we deliver – whether that’s a basic, Basic Life Support course, Workplace First Aid or one of our Advanced First Aid courses, we’re required to debunk a number of First Aid myths. Some can be quite entertaining – but it always worries us when we hear these myths being…

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Scuba Diving First Aid – Immersion Pulmonary Oedema

Scuba Diving First Aid North East

Immersion Pulmonary Oedema We have some absolutely fantastic scuba diving up here in the North East of England and Northumberland. With fantastic dives just a short drive from Newcastle – at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Sunderland and out of Blyth, we have lots of scuba divers too! Scuba divers, snorkellers and open water swimmers need to…

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First Aid to stop bleeding – what you need to know.

When people think of First Aid, they often think of CPR. Whilst undoubtedly important – CPR is just one small part of First Aid. First Aid to stop bleeding is just as important. Why? Because failure to start appropriate early management in patients with traumatic bleeding is a leading cause of preventable death from trauma.…

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