Our trainer, Beth ran a very lively and practical course. We learnt how to assess an unconscious casualty, practised putting each other in the recovery position and each did CPR on dummies.
The course emphasised dealing with accidents likely to occur in outdoor work, such as dealing with strains, sprains and eye injuries. We were given useful suggestions for things to add to our first aid kits. We were shown how to use a defibrillator, though I don't think we can afford one of these!
It was a very interesting and useful morning and we are now qualified for another three years.
|Carolyn assesses unconscious casualty Kevin|
|Beth shows how to put Kate in the recovery position|
|Beth shows us how to do CPR|