UPDATE: 14 members completed the training and all now have a three year First Aid Certificate which includes: Drowning, Cold Water Shock, Hypothermia, Shock, Bleeding, Seasickness and Weil’s Disease. The Club also has certificates for the Club House and the Oar Shed at Ferryboat beach. Well done to all who attended and to Sara for organising! See Twitter for the photos...
14 members of the most frequent rowers in the club will be attending an all-day specialist first aid course on Sunday 22 January.
The morning will be spent in the classroom with the afternoon training session out on the water. The day will include rescue/retrieval of a person overboard, cold water shock and hypothermia, secondary drowning as well as issues such as Weil’s disease, communication in an emergency, first aid and conditions such as asthma or fractures and dislocations.
The 14 members attending represent a cross-section of our coxes, competitive rowers, leisurely rowers and those in charge of the juniors.
Those attending successfully will be awarded a certificate at the end of the session. There is also an expectation that they will pass on what they learn to other rowers, so we should all benefit.