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Hi all,

what with planning a Morocco trip next year:D I think I need to go on a First Aid Coarse that covers things like :

splinting broken legs,Arms
stemming deep cuts and laserations
general first aid , cuncusion , RTA etc
Intravenious use for dehydration and vomiting etc,

What do the qualified people think? Who does a reputable coarse and what do they cost?

Things I feel I need are to be able to confidently treat myself or third party for RTA accidents and general "unplanned offs" , like cuts and broken bones etc till the "professionals" can take a look.

I think sometimes in the "beaten track" places this world has to offer you have to be able to sort yourself out, yes its okay in Europe as a medic aint far away but still some knowledge is better than none.
 

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Captain unsensible.......
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Re: First Aid coarse`s?

get yourself on a normal 4 day first aid course. It covers the main lifesaving things plus basic splinting and slings etc.
 

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Re: First Aid coarse`s?

Some Ambulance services run Motorcycle specific courses which are fairly good.

The four day courses will cover the basics, they are expensive but won't cover motorcycle helmet removal which is useful for motorcyclists who are off the beaten track or touring.

Personally I'd look for one of the specific courses. Alpslapper has done one, it may be worth giving him a shout

Unless your professionally trained I doubt you'll find a first aid course that will teach Intra Venous stuff
 

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Hi all,

what with planning a Morocco trip next year:D I think I need to go on a First Aid Coarse that covers things like :

splinting broken legs,Arms
stemming deep cuts and laserations
general first aid , cuncusion , RTA etc
Intravenious use for dehydration and vomiting etc,

What do the qualified people think? Who does a reputable coarse and what do they cost?

Things I feel I need are to be able to confidently treat myself or third party for RTA accidents and general "unplanned offs" , like cuts and broken bones etc till the "professionals" can take a look.

I think sometimes in the "beaten track" places this world has to offer you have to be able to sort yourself out, yes its okay in Europe as a medic aint far away but still some knowledge is better than none.
Get your boss at work to put you on the St. Johns Amulance "first aid at work course" as that covers everything and you won't pay:thumbup:it also covers you to practise outside of work and SJA will insure you for £10,000,000 if someones tries to sue you as long as you treat how you were taught. I carry my card at all enduro's and moto-x never know when i could help someone in need

Or join the TA and do the combat medic course that will cover drips etc or in an emergency cut the top off the drip and drink it, seen that done
 

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hedgerow specialist...
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cheers all,

I see the boss about the work related coarses and try alpslapper about bike specific stuff.
 

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+1 for the st.johns course, they cover all that stuff, but i dont think they do intravenous thats outside the scope of first aid. as my ex royal marine oppo at work says, if someone needs fluids give them a drink or an enema, if it wont go in one end get it in the other. you would have to be a really good friend though.
my firm has just changed from the st.johns course to a cheaper private company who dont insure out of the workplace. my caring employers also got rid of our small onsite medical centre when the staff retired instead of getting some replacements, and stopped the £20pm payment for first aiders. so 3/4 of us told them to stick it,
no extra pay=no extra responsibility

now theyre worried they dont have the legally required number of first aiders and apparently its all our fault.
 

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I did a 2day outdoor first aid course in February, and was useful when your not stuck in a building (we did practise carry offs on Dartmoor) wasn't much different price wise to other courses but gave a more adventerous flavour:thumbup:
 
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