First Aid for Mountain Bikers
On Saturday afternoon 12 of us convened at the State Emergency Service’s (SES) Buderim facility to undergo a basic first aid session provided by fellow member and past club social coordinator, Sonja, who also volunteers for the SES.
Sonja had tailored the course to suit mountain bikers and what they may come across while riding the trails. Topics included:
- Bandaging cuts and grazes
- Securing broken limbs
- Treating snake bites
- Conducting CPR
- Using an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Through the delivery of these topics the group learned about what medical supplies were useful to carry and how to evaluate the condition of an injured persons while maintaining their comfort while awaiting an ambulance.
Sonja did an excellent job delivering the training and kept things interesting, answered questions and ensured the practical exercises went smoothly.
Thanks goes to Sonja and the SES for letting us use their excellent facility and equipment such as CPR manikins and training AED.
Also don’t forget to install the Emergency+ app on your smartphone – it’s an invaluable resource for our emergency services when responding to your incident.