Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

'Beyond First Aid' - vital course for sailors in Sydney

by John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising on 27 Feb 2012
Vital information for sailors .. .
Whether racing, cruising or simply messing about on the water there is nothing more isolated than a vessel at sea should an accident medical emergency arise. A normal first-aid course, while it might be excellent, does not cover the ground necessary for a sailing emergency at sea. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) will be presenting a one-session-only course, open to all, entitled 'Beyond First Aid' on 3rd April at the club house in Rushcutters Bay.

Why should you attend if you are within reach of the CYCA?

Three important things that any one who goes to sea should be up to date and aware of are:
• Basic Life Support
• The content and administration of the drugs and pharmaceuticals contained in the medical kit, including how to give an injection if carrying injectable drugs should the need arise.
• The facts and risks involved in helicopter rescue.

On that evening a team with a variety of medical qualifications and experience will be presenting on these topics.

Dr Greg O’Sullivan, Director of Anaesthetics at St Vincent’s Hospital, shall provide an update on basic life support guidelines.

Dr Virginia Furner, Albion Street Centre, shall provide information on the drugs recommended for Category 1 medical kits and in particular discuss skipper and crew responsibilities when administering these drugs.

The Category 1 kit may contain injectable drugs and therefore the evening will include a brief presentation regarding key safety issues and how and where to safely give injections.

This will be followed by a presentation by Paramedic Cameron Edgar. Cameron has been involved in many helicopter rescues and will share his experiences to explain the serious problems and risks involved in helicopter rescue, what you might be called upon to do and how to assist to make this safer in adverse conditions.

The evening will conclude with the opportunity to practice skills. There will be mannequins available and experienced Remote First Aid Instructor John Crowley and the rest of the team will be on hand to assist those who wish to practice their CPR skills. There will also be the opportunity to practice skills required for giving injections.

This is an evening not to miss and will be held at the CYCA in the Morna room commencing at 6.30pm on Tuesday 3rd April. The evening is free and open to all.

The Bistro will be open prior to and following the presentations. To ensure adequate seating we ask that you signal your intention to attend by contacting CYCA Reception on 02 8292 7800.
Barz Optics - Melanin LensesWildwind 2016 660x82Naiad

Related Articles

Debriefing the 2016 Rio Olympics—Sailing news North America and beyond
Editorial Editorial
Posted on 23 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug
A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship
58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted on 22 Aug
FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup
14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world.
Posted on 22 Aug
Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race
Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. 2016 Hinman Trophy Team Race - Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect.
Posted on 22 Aug
Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship
Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win
Posted on 22 Aug
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video
Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head on an inshore race course. The two boats shadowed each other in the pre-race manoeuvres prior to the start of a race to Lindeman Island and back, starting in Dent Passage. Both boats made a fine spectacle as they reached to the northern tip of Dent Island before heading upwind
Posted on 21 Aug
Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card
Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result.
Posted on 21 Aug
2016 U.S. National Championship - Argo advance
The Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course 2016 U.S. National Championship - As the breeze remained in the ESE direction overnight and began bucking an outgoing tide in the morning hours, the Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course, rewarding those teams that started clean and minimized maneuvers.
Posted on 21 Aug
2016 Melges 32 Nationals - A daily dose of Vitamina
The 2016 Melges 32 Nationals hosted by Sail Newport began with a whimper as racing was postponed for a couple of hours The 2016 Melges 32 Nationals hosted by Sail Newport began with a whimper as racing was postponed for a couple of hours allowing the northerly drainage breeze to give way to the impending northerly sea breeze.
Posted on 20 Aug