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Whitewater First Aid Course with Phoenix Canoe Club, London.

So back down at the Phoenix Canoe Club in London in early march 2017. Its always nice to be asked back to venues, especially for this kind of organisation - fellow river people. Hopefully for us it means we must have done a good job the first time around! This session we delivered a new an improved

Whitewater first aid course

Akeen group of 5 first aiders with 4 first timers among those is small group. With hands on trianing we keep meaningless first aid waffle to a minimum. The students show throughout that they are able to quickly learn new techniques. They work together as an effective assessment team. Repeating of the practical things is necessary throughout both days to avoid skill fade. Fundamentals matter in first aid, getting the order right. So with a few twists we practice scenarios in a building block style. Each time we will add a small tweak or difference because we like our learners switched on. Lots of practice & keeping things moving work best for teaching this content. First aid can be dull, we aim to change that.

Practicing a spine assessment & log roll

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Less people means more time per person, and actually we want to offer the best we can for everyone.

Good humor

for two days with balanced and thoughtfull apraoches to the practical scenarios by the students.

The guys on the course did well in their practice scenarios with the afternoon of our second day spent out on and around the lake by the center. Training in paddler scenarios around the lake really helps to solidify the kind of skills we  seek to teach.
So we would like to wish the club well for their up-coming expedition to India's Kali river in 2018. Hopefully we will see them again.

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Whitewater First aid With Adrenaline Rush, Nepal.

Once again, down at the river

Whitewater first aid course with Adrenaline Rush

So these guys are a small family owned rafting company based in Nepal. Operating on the remote rivers of the himalaya like many other companies here, requires trained staff. Some of the newer staff at the company had yet to be certified. We were happy to set up a 2 day course of Whitewater first aid for them.

Day one

Spent at the river side camp, usually a longer day with theory and practice of primary survey and secondary survey & general illnesses.

And the second day culminated in an afternoon spent rafting a 10km section of the trisuli river. Including a spinal scenario at the end of the largest rapid on the section, the class IV upset rapid.

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The scenario consisted of fishing a swimmer out of the exit flow from the rapid. The team rafted through the class 4 then had to effect a rescue. Once at the bank pateient assessment leads to evacuation plan.

The guys did great work getting everything sorted, really coming together as a slick team under pressure. After the scenarios we drifted downstream back down to camp with a final dislocation lesson on the raft. This was our final course this season in Nepal. It was excellent to relax riverside in the comfy hammocks & sunshine at the camp before re-entering the choas of Ktm.

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Prithivi Highway Patrol

On the First Aid Course Tour

Well we've been busy touring around Nepal in January and giving courses to those who need.
So much so that it feels like we have completed many laps up and down the prithivi highway in nepal! A short 9-12 hour twisty rollercoaster of a road between the main cities in nepal.

Anyway, mostly its been happening on Rooftops in Kathmandu & the ever friendly Silk Road in Pokhara.
Seemingly endless laps of the highway leading from one course to the next. But no complaints, its great to be offering so many people trianing at a price they can afford.
We've had all kinds of people attending, Whitewater Rafting guides, Kayakers, Paragliding pilots, Volunteers and Teachers.

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