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How Prepared?

Discussion in 'First Aid, Health & Medicine' started by Biker Bushcraft, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Barbara

    Barbara Member

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    Actually, he's my father's brother.
    The nearest difibrillators to us are 5 and 6 miles away in different directions. After that l don't know where they are but, like LW they seem to be everywhere. The last first aid course l went on we used them on the dummy and they (the defibrillators) told us what to do. l've never used one in real life although have done CPR in the past.
     
  2. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    "resuscitator Annie" I know her well!!!:lol:
    I was registered first aider on the building sites and my employer paid for me to take the first aid course.
     
  3. Harry Palmer

    Harry Palmer Active Member

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    Do you know how to suture? when to suture? If a defib worked do you have the skills and supplies needed for aftercare? Do you have the knowledge to provide aftercare?

    That said, everyone should do a good first aid course.
     
  4. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    cant disagree with you there.
     
  5. 38thfoot

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    An advantage of having the kit is that its available for someone else to use on YOU if its needed; dont know if its still done but when I spent four months in India and Nepal we carried a sterile suture kit and sealed sterile hyperdemic needles so that if WE required them they were available rather than using the ones the local vet last used on a Cow, which being sacred would be before us in the queue!

    when ever I'm working with groups of adults or kids I have a CPR face shield plus surgical gloves kept in the little yellow tubs that come inside kinder eggs in my pocket.

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  6. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    I think every motorist should carry a FAK.
     
  7. 38thfoot

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    Forgot to add that I've also the. Got a very comprehensive FAK which I have trained how to use, though both military and civilian courses.

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  8. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    I have just been told some lowlife has started stealing difibrillators!! I wonder why? probably no reason just because he can. some people!!!