The next WSAR medical evening will be this Wednesday 1 April 2009 in the SACS auditorium at 18:00.
Due to popular demand, the evening will be devoted to "How to help the medic" otherwise known as "Where do I shove this, doc?"
Technical rescuers have become bored with idly standing around while the medic sticks needles into the victim and now they too want to join in the fun. So in order to understand where to stick what (but not why), you are invited to a fun-filled evening of playing with sundry medical equipment.
There will be a short overview of how to be useful to the medic. Then you will rotate around a series of stations where various specific equipment and/or techniques will be demonstrated - and you'll get to Do Stuff. If you ask nicely you may even get to shout "Clear!" John Roos has kindly volunteered to be the patient for this station.
Seriously, the following may be demonstrated: Basic Life Support CPR, how to help with putting up a drip, how to rig stretchers (all sorts), the HED, cervical spine protection and C-collars, transferring a patient with a suspected spinal injury onto a stretcher, fracture splinting, managing a shoulder dislocation, controlling bleeds, etc.
The evening will be run by Dr Christian Bremm. See you there.
The Medical Work Group