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 Post subject: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:11 pm 
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After Cedric's crash there is a lot of buzz about first aid training
I'm first aid trained and general have a kit in my pack. I have dealt with a chainsaw accident and a fatal Rta.(no fear of the red stuff) I also work in an EBD school so deal with asthma and fight and missile(chair throwing) injuries regularly. I'm far from a paramedic though and not good at TLC first aid it's in conflict with my sense of humour.
Just wondered if any other riders are first aid happy :)


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Location: Riding my bike somewhere
I'm a trained First responder (used to do the local area near where I live)

Cedric's was a nasty freak accident and he could have died quickly if not for his mate's and his mates Knee.... applying pressure when needed.. (You have to see the film to know what I mean)

All part of the trail kit of extra bits to take... it can happen to anyone anytime....

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:07 pm 
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I know basic first aid (done some with work as part of confined space reuse team and did a st john thing with Evan off here) but looking at what happened with Cedric, i would of panicked like a gooden. Defiantly a bit gory video but worth watching, if it is there to show even the professionals can get it wrong and how fragile us humans are.

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Location: Basildon
I'm a 4 day trained first aider, always carry a first aid kit when out riding, only used my training once over Epping when a chap came off & cut & grazed his leg fairly bad.So it does come in handy to be trained.

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Good to know we are a safe bunch on here :)


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Location: Basildon
I have to be safe as possible being self employed can't afford the time off work lol

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Im not anymore maybe thats why im getting more daring ;). If i had ruptured my appendix and had five months of work it would have been terrible three years ago but now i work for a school all was good ;)


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:54 am 
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Im a 4 day first aider, i hadnt thought about it before but i will put my kit in a rucksack

merry xmas everyone


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:30 am 
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Location: Wrapped round a tree or eating dirt
Can anyone recommend a decent first aid course that won't costs me a fortune?

Merry Christmas everyone


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:38 am 
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Company paid for mine
3 day course
sounds expensive especially if you include your wages


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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:41 am 
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Location: Basildon
The Red Cross do 1 day courses or the full on 4 day jobby

Lester you can buy a mini first aid kit for between £5 & £10 in sports direct,I think it's made by karrimor, it's on the walking/hiking section

Merry Xmas to you all

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:26 am 
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Location: canvey island { aka THE ROCK }
Dont think an elastoplast and savlon be much good for that kind of injury

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:46 am 
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I've done a day course and knew about applying pressure etc but I really doubt I'd of had the gumption to get my knee in there :shock:

I carry a first aid kit too and given the number of them it seems there are on your average ride I'm starting to think the next person who falls off is going to land up looking like this....

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Try F.I.T. (FIRST INTERVENTION TRAINING) down coryton, that how I used for works training or just contact st johns and see what they can do as I know they do training for companies.

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 Post subject: Re: First aid training
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Work has paid for all of mine I've done Red Cross and St. John's both are pretty good :)


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