Sunday, 1 June 2008

First aid trained, sort of...

Just back from my wilderness first aid course in Aberfeldy.

Course was run by Mountain medicine for Stuart Johnston Mountaineering.

I can highly reccomend the course for anyone venturing out into the hills, as it was a great introduction to the priorities of wilderness first aid (very different to the indoors based HSE courses!)

Our Instructor Jim Morning was very helpful and explained all of the important concepts well, focusing on the general themes and priorities rather than overwhelming us with knowledge and techniques. I feel this will help trainees be more flexible than the conventional first aid courses, and allow us to cope in a wide range of circumstances (which you are guaranteed to find in the outdoors!)

Only two weeks till my SPA assessment, so back to the climbing and coaching practice!


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