|Day: Sunday 10th March 2019||
|Time: 09:30 - 19:00||
|Venue: Cambridge, TBA||
|Duration: ~9.5 hours||
This is a very practical hands-on course to teach the management of all first-aid situations that can occur on board a yacht. From simple things such as sea-sickness, cuts and sprains, to the more serious, like fractures, bleeding, burns, head injury, hypothermia, and cardiac arrest.
All teaching is centred around scenario-based exercises, involving the use of resuscitation mannequins, automatic defibrillators, and simulated patients. Active participation is required from all course participants as they alternately take on the role of "skipper" to lead the rest of their "crew" in the management of the unwell crew member. The course teaches the practical skills of steristrips, bandaging, splints, slings, suturing and use of medications as well as the management of burns, shock, hypothermia, head injury and cardiac arrest.
The course results in an RYA First Aid certificate, which is valid for 3 years. There will be a lunch break of about 30 mins; people should provide their own packed lunch.
Course Administration Details
No prior experience is required, though prior sailing experience (of at least one weekend) would be useful.
Signing-Up & Questions
In oder to sign up for this course, you are required to be a member of CUYC. If you do not have an active Club membership then the website will automatically charge you an extra £15. You will then have valid membership of the Club for one year and will not need to pay this fee again for an event during that time.
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