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Wilderness First Aid for Trail Bike Riders

30-Jun-2013

Our inaugural Basic Wilderness First Aid for Trail Bike Riders Course was run on the weekend of June 29 and 30 and response from participants has been very positive.

The course was conducted by nationally accredited Wilderness First Aid Consultants and is derived from their two day course, but has been specifically tailored to suit the typical injuries, equipment and circumstances that are most likely to be encountered by trail bike riders in remote locations.

In particular the course emphasises the extended patient management that is required when an injured rider is hours away from professional medical expertise.

Treatment for shock, fractures, dislocations, head injuries as well as more minor injuries was covered with plenty of role playing scenarios for participants to practice with.  Riders practiced safe helmet removal and preparing a patuent for evacuation using riding and protective gear for splints and slings.

Following the success of the inaugural course we will further refine the content and expect to run the next course prior to the 2014 riding season.

Initial patient assessmentStabilising the head and neck while removing a helmetGoggles, neck rolls make effective pillowsPractice, practice, practice...
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