Category Guest Posts

The Importance of Basic Life Support & AED training

Posted on 22 February 2021

Every year in the UK, 60,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals. Less than 10% of people experiencing cardiac arrests in the community survive. Yet survival rates in the community, can be as high as 75% when an…

Guest Blog – First Aid Training

Using a defibrillator for the first time
Posted on 5 October 2020

Our guest blog writer this week is Mike Taylor from Abacus First Training.  We asked him to write a blog on the need for defibs and cabinets in community areas such as sports centres and workplaces, and he…

Using a defibrillator for the first time

Using a defibrillator
Posted on 20 April 2020

We are all a little nervous of the unknown and using a defibrillator for the first time in a real emergency is something that not many people have experienced. The good news is, whether you have been trained…

What is a cardiac arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest
Posted on 7 April 2020

Our guest blog writer this week is First Responder and trainer Jill Bland.  She’s been working in the emergency services since 2013 and has been kind enough to give us some insight into cardiac arrests and the need…