Northern Land Council – Menggen HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in A Remote Situation
We always feel very privileged when invited to conduct a course with our friends from the Northern Land Council as these courses take us to very very special places.
Last week was no exception, Remote Safety Solutions CEO (Keith McReynolds) and Lead Trainer (Charllote Cherry) were out bush 200kms southwest of Katherine with the Menggen Rangers on IPA land. 3 days of Remote Area First Aid with the rangers on some stunning country.
With the RSS team camped out with the rangers for the week, this course was action-packed from sunrise to sunset! Sitting around a campfire at night made for a great conversation about all things remote emergency response. Conducting the course in such a setting helped contextualized their first aid procedures along with highlighting the challenges associated with accessing such remote lands during an emergency. The course helped rehearse and fine-tune their emergency response procedures. The Menggen Rangers are working towards tourism as a way of helping protect and educate people about their lands, with this move could be the potential for incidents and a proactive approach is being taken.
On this course, participants took part in the following major scenarios which ranged from 30min duration to over 2 hours;
- campsite fire Incident
- snake bite
- quad bike accident
- a car crash with trapped persons
- cattle crush incident
- tree fall, spinal and adnominal injuries
- heatstroke in open sparse area
- chainsaw amputation
- spider bite
- fractures leg from fall in steep unstable rocky terrain
- Helicopter landing and evacuation
- tourist with appendicitis
- member or community with signs and symptoms of a stroke
- improvised stretcher making
- AND LOTS MORE MINOR SESSIONS!!
Thanks to the NLC and the rangers, the highlight for us was the very special tour the rangers gave around their lands sharing their story and sites to us.