The correct first aid treatment for seizures

Most people have heard of or seen seizures – at least in the movies if not real life. They can be dangerous, and also distressing for the casualty and witnesses around. By learning how we can help someone who is having a seizure, we can help keep them safe, recognize...

First Aid for Tour Companies in Vietnam: Why it’s time for an investment in Guest Safety.

In Vietnam, ‘injury’ kills more people than any single disease or infection. Road traffic accidents are the number one cause of death, followed closely by drowning. Ambulance response times are often slow in both urban and rural areas, and first aid knowledge in the...

5 Reasons to Learn First Aid!

In Vietnam, road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death, followed shortly by drowning. Drowning alone claims more lives than TB, HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Malaria and Dengue – combined. Despite injury being by far a bigger killer than disease, knowledge of how...

VSLC joins the International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations (IFSTA)

VSLC is delighted to have been accepted as an Associate Member of the International Federation of Swimming Teachers Associations (IFSTA). The International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations Limited (IFSTA) represents and unites the world’s swimming...

First Aid Training for Four Paws – Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh

VLSC provided Emergency First Aid Training to the team at Four Paws Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh. Four Paws provide sanctuary for bears rescued from the bile farming trade. Despite being illegal in Vietnam, Four Paws estimate there are approximately 800 bears – mainly...

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Da Nang Swim Camp 2019

Da Nang Swim Camp 2019

In June 2019, VSLC organised a swim camp for in partnership with Nemo Swim Team. 16 participants took part in the 9 day programme, which involved 4 hours daily training – 2 hours in Da Nang’s competition swimming pool, and 2 hours training in the sea. In the pool,...

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The STA and VSLC working in partnership

We are proud to announce that VSLC is formally working in partnership with the Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA), UK. The STA was founded in 1932, and with over 9,000 members it is the world’s largest independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation. The...

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The correct first aid treatment for seizures

The correct first aid treatment for seizures

Most people have heard of or seen seizures – at least in the movies if not real life. They can be dangerous, and also distressing for the casualty and witnesses around. By learning how we can help someone who is having a seizure, we can help keep them safe, recognize...

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5 Reasons to Learn First Aid!

5 Reasons to Learn First Aid!

In Vietnam, road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death, followed shortly by drowning. Drowning alone claims more lives than TB, HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Malaria and Dengue – combined. Despite injury being by far a bigger killer than disease, knowledge of how...

read more
First Aid treatment for a Snake Bite

First Aid treatment for a Snake Bite

There over 30 venomous snakes found in Vietnam including: Cobras, Vipers, Krait, Keelbacks and Coral Snakes. Along with the Cobras species, the Viper family of snakes are amongst the world’s most venomous and dangerous. Their proximity to humans is based upon the...

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Drowning doesn’t look like drowning

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning

We’ve all seen drowning in the movies – and it’s easy to think how it might look in real life. In reality, drowning can appear quite differently. If you see someone in the water shouting for help and waving their arms, this is called ‘aquatic distress’. This person...

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RIP Currents – how to identify and escape a RIP

RIP Currents – how to identify and escape a RIP

Summer is coming in Vietnam, and as a result the beaches are getting busier. Many more people will be enjoying a dip in the sea. When visiting the beach, make sure you know how to stay safe and identify a RIP! RIP currents are responsible for many drowning cases. What...

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