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First Aid

April 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

nelly_elephant.jpgDavid: Updated my first aid at Port Edgar. Unlike the courses at work, you can visualise using first aid at sea, so the day feels critical and important. They have changed the resuscitation bit. You no longer waist time looking for circulation by hunting for the pulse etc you assume that if they aren’t breathing then the heart has stopped as well. DR ABC becomes DR AB – that is Danger Response Airway Breathing . Also you give 30 heart compressions to 2 breaths for all people, adults, children and babies. Link to good write up of this. To get the rhythym right they recommend signing nellie the elephant. This will give the 30 compressions

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And trundled back to the jungle
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Lyrics link Music Link

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Is that the first thing you want to hear after you are resuscitated?

  • 2 Sue Maxen // Apr 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Hello there! Finally logged onto your site only 4 months after we got your xmas card! This Nelly thing sounds like good advice tho I rather wish the first aid advice did not keep changing %-|
    I have finally started to do a little bit of proper sailing following (gulp) 7 years off. John Lewis have their own boats so easy to get out though rather regimented. Will try to get out with Dad this summer, but I think he is a bit nervous with the kids around (you know Dad!!). His boat does make for an amusing way to get to Techniquest tho, and the boys enjoy going in and out of the locks. Let’s hope we will get further afield this year!
    Lots of greetings to all. What is Kirsty doing in Vancouver? Sounds like a great place to be :-)

  • 3 David // Apr 19, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Kirsty is doing year 3 of her Biolology degree at the univeristy of British Columbia in Vancouver. Next year is back to Glasgow for finals.