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Dirty First Aid Series – Part 4

Lets just recap the principles of First Aid:

To preserve life
To protect the casualty from further harm
To promote recovery

Remember here that it also goes past the ‘find it, fix it’ to after care. Keep looking out for delayed symptoms and general health following the incident.

Good river guides come across this on a daily basis.

It’s about client care first and foremost.

This short tale from raft guide trainer Mark Hirst highlights the issues.

Dirty First Aid - Part 4

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That Time Mike Almost Drowned

Lots to think about from this one.

Flush drowning – have you heard about it?

Flush drowning is where the victim is not held in place, but is rather denied air by rough water or being held underwater by the force of water itself.

More info here.

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