Mountain and River Rescue
Whilst learning about mountains and rivers, we soon uncovered the dangers that may occur whilst climbing/walking near them. Rockfalls, avalanches, losing your footing, injuries, hypothermia, frostbite (to name a few).
We therefore wanted to prepare our future mountain climbers with some fantastic first aid advice and who better to ask than Mr. Ryan. He is an experienced paramedic who has led many fantastic workshops at Southill in the past.
To begin with, we discussed what a paramedic does and then discussed some of the injuries that may take place on a mountain. Then, we learnt how to treat a wound or cut using dressings and bandages in order to keep the arm elevated. We also reminded the children to call for help…999!
The children were then introduced to DR ABC.
A – Airway
B – Breathing
C – Circulation
If a patient isn’t breathing, then they will need CPR or a defibrillator (which we have in school). If the patient is breathing but unconscious then into the recovery position they go!
It would be an understatement to say that we had a blast learning all about first aid this morning. A HUGE thank you to Mr. Ryan for giving up your time to come and teach the children basic first aid. Who knows, maybe a future paramedic is in our midst.