Do you know what to do? Would you surround and stare, or take action?
When you can, learn by doing. When you’re sitting in front of a computer, learn by watching. Here’s a simple unpin this Halloween on the Chattooga.
We’ve been working hard to prep our new vehicle, “Terra” to work basecamp operations for the Grand to Grand Ultra, a 273 km/170 mile ultra-marathon beginning on the North rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and finishing on the Grand Staircase of Escalante. Racers will be largely self-supported for 7 days in the impeccable scenery of Arizona and […]
This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]
Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin’ Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. If this isn’t enough for you, please visit http://solxplore.com/product-category/courses/ to schedule a more in-depth CPR class, like an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, or Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED.
In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]
This is a long swim that would have in all probability proven fatal if it were not for Mike’s friends being there for him. There’s a great narration and a list of lessons learned at the end. The more we know:
We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]
Could prevention and/or talk, reach, throw, go & tow, and helo low to high risk options be used more effectively in this scenario?
On October 10, 2010 I awoke in river camp after a restful morning. I didn’t have commercial work for the day and remember saying to my friends, “I don’t feel good about the river today,” and opted to go for a hike. A few others agreed to hike, and we decided to hike into Pillow […]
Is appropriate personal protective gear utilized? Rescuer(s)? Victim(s)?
I was speaking to a client on the iPhone today scheduling a CPR course, while walking on icy sidewalks with K2. After hanging up, this was the Radiolab podcast that was next in the que. I highly recommend it! It involves the history of Annie, the famous Laerdal CPR mannequin. “Annie, Annie! Are you okay?” […]