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Old 26 January 2007, 06:25   #1
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Are you First Aid Trained

How many of you are First Aid Trained .

What would you do if an emergency happened at home/work or boating
Do you think it is an important skill we should have.

Plenty of organisations offer basic one day courses and yet its something that most people overlook when getting involved in a new sport or pastime/hobby where the potential of an individual needing first aid is raised due to the nature of the activity.
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Old 26 January 2007, 06:34   #2
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How many of you are First Aid Trained .

What would you do if an emergency happened at home/work or boating
Do you think it is an important skill we should have.

Plenty of organisations offer basic one day courses and yet its something that most people overlook when getting involved in a new sport or pastime/hobby where the potential of an individual needing first aid is raised due to the nature of the activity.
Re-did my First Aid Course yesterday with Robin, found it very useful, surprising how methods of CPR have changed since I last did it. Mainly did it for use out on the water if ever required, but have benefited from having knowledge of First Aid twice now at work. Some of it is common sense, but also something you think you should do to help someone injured could actually be doing them harm.
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I did my Padi diver rescues course many years ago & used to teach CPR etc in my days of teaching SAA club divers! All a bit rusty now!
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Hi
I have done a course in Equine first aid does that count.....
could be usefull in a HOB situation (horse over board)
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How many of you are First Aid Trained .
I took my RYA First Aid course last year courtesy of my sailing club as part of the rescue boat team.

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What would you do if an emergency happened at home/work or boating
Home/work. Make the casualty safe and comfortable and call 999.
Boating. As above but transmit a MayDay.

I have not had to use it and hope never to have to either.

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Do you think it is an important skill we should have.
I am not too sure. There are too many "Do Gooders" out there already.
My wife is a nurse and fully trained for emergency resus. She would not touch an injured person with a barge pole if they were outside her Hospital.

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surprising how methods of CPR have changed since I last did it.
I know. It has changed since my course last year. What is the ratio now?
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I have done a course in Equine first aid does that count.....
could be usefull in a HOB situation (horse over board)
Could you cope with the 550 horses on the back of Nauti's boat?
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I know. It has changed since my course last year. What is the ratio now?
30 Chest compressions then 2 Mouth to Mouth.


to the speed of "Nelly the Elephant packed her trunk and said good by to the circus. "
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Hmmmm.

Same as last year.
Viv has just done her hospital refresher and says its now 1 rescue breath, 30 compressions, 1 breath etc (I think?)

I will check later.

Tim. What is the RYA answer?
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Tim. What is the RYA answer? [/quote]


RYA and HSE FAW 30 to 2

RLSS UK Paediatric and Open Water and Specialist awards 5 initial rescue breaths then 30 to 2
RLSS UK Beach lifeguards who deal with drownings 5 initial rescue breaths then 30 to 2.

Should add that if Paediatric or drowning then after 5 initial rescue breaths continue CPR for 1 min then call/send go for an Ambulance (if working alone)
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I am not too sure. There are too many "Do Gooders" out there already.
My wife is a nurse and fully trained for emergency resus. She would not touch an injured person with a barge pole if they were outside her Hospital.
Why is that? [can of worms = opened]

As a registered nurse she has a **professional** (note NOT legal) obligation to assist in anyway that she can. I'd argue that point 1.2 in the NMC Code of Conduct (Nov' 2004 revision) covers that. (although I appreciate it is currently under review).

However, who is going to know she is a nurse as she steps over the body? Nobody. So the risks are minimal, but the consequences high.

Mark,

Ref - a later post of yours - be aware that Health Care Professionals are considered separately to "lay" first aiders.. the protocols they use are different (because they have more kit available to them). So don't be too concerned if your wife is telling you one set of protocols, and the people on here telling you another.

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