In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers. Although it covers aspects specific to boating, it is also relevant to medical emergencies you may encounter ashore at home or your workplace.
You may be aware that Slipper has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) located by the Function Room doorway but do you know what to do with it in an emergency? During the day you will be shown how it operates and learn that the machine makes all the important decisions when treating the casualty. Feedback from previous courses reported that it "de-mystified what was in the box" and gave the first-aiders confidence to use it.
The certificate awarded at the end of this course fulfils the requirements of the H&S (First Aid) Regulations for 'Emergency First Aid at Work' and is essential for all RYA Sailing and Powerboat Instructors.
The course is open to all members, whether re-qualifying or doing it for the first time. Taking place on Saturday, 16th March 2019 (08:55-17:00) it will be held in the Slipper Training Room located in the Malthouse.
The cost is £35 per person and includes the RYA First Aid Handbook, Certificate and refreshments.
* A useful tip if you attend this course is to make sure you know where the Club's Defibrillator is located as you may need to fetch it for a casualty.