Oct 9 2012
Last week we commenced our our MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course.
This course developed over a great many years is the ‘benchmark’ casualty care course undertaken by those in mountain rescue within England and Wales.
The multi session long syllabus is very comprehensive, and ends with a stringent written examination, and practical medical and trauma exercise scenarios. (Which in our case are scheduled for February 2013)
The course has to be retaken every three years and for those longer serving Bolton MRT members it has become something definitely ‘not to look forward to!’ despite our 100% pass rate (Ok allowing sometimes for the odd retake)
All Bolton MRT active operational members have to undertake this course, hence its inclusion on our routine Wednesday evening training programme.
Last week the team members present were all assessed for basic casualty approach, Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) With thanks to our regular training in this and the quality of routine training given in such, all members who were able to ‘tested’ (Thirty three team members present) successfully passed with flying colours.
Five further team members, Matthew Hailwood, Diane Blakeley, Steve Nelson, Louise Jorgensen and John Dickinson were ‘tested’ tonight, and again we are happy to report all successfully passed.
Tonights session saw members being trained in a systematic approach to casualty examinations with thanks to course presenter Bolton MRT member Alistair Greenough (A full time A&E Nurse)