Sunday, 15 March 2015

The scene is safe! First Aid Training.

The reality is that when we are on the ride we will often be miles away from the nearest hospital so we figured it would be a good idea to at least know a little about the basics in first aid. The course was provided by International SOS through the company Talisman and over 8 hours Mr Dong taught us everything we would need to know in case of emergency. From CPR (if only real people gave a satisfactory click like the dummy) to snake bites (do NOT try to catch the snake!), Mr Dong was a great teacher and we all learnt a lot.

Hopefully we will not need to put these things into practice but unfortunately last year the team were faced with an emergency situation on the roadside and so it is always better to be prepared. After man-handling dummies, bandaging each other up to look like mummies and pirates, and being forced to look at gory pictures of burns, fractures and bleeding we are now set to help each other out on the ride itself. Thanks Mr Dong!

Here are some action pics:

So much concentration.

A happy patient.

Looking slightly more concerned now!

Words by Bekah Round.

1 comment:

  1. It is very important for everyone to know how to do first aid since everyone can be in an emergency or accident.