This course is the second part of a two-part first aid course aimed at dealing with illness and accidents in the Arctic, where cold weather, limited transport options and long distances to doctors and hospitals are complications to normal safety procedures. After a short refresher of basic first aid principles and most common illnesses, the course provides participants with knowledge and practical skills to use in the treatment of sick and injured persons on field expeditions. Recording of reports with vital information about the patient for the collaboration with doctors at Radio Medical is an important part of the course.
GEUS has an agreement with Radio Medical (the maritime Alarm Center) that field teams can use their services in the event of acute illness or accidents. Field teams must therefore be familiar with and follow Radio Medical's guidelines and reporting form. Participants must read guidelines for reporting to Radio Medical prior to the course.
Several instructors will be present to provide feedback and to answer questions during the scenario workouts.
Duration: 8 hours incl. lunch break
Instructor: Allan Nissen, mobile: +45 20 14 47 35, and other instructor from Safe Nordic