Important: updates to the Emergency Rescue Management Plan

As a follow-up to our recent competency day, we have made some minor tweaks to the Emergency Rescue Management Plan. This is considered essential reading for all club members.The main changes provide some clarity about getting an injured sailor back to the beach at Double Bay and contacting emergency services as well as simplify some of the resuscitation suggestions.We have also upgraded our first aid kit/safety bag to include a Surf Lifesaving bleeding kit – it is a sealed bag which includes a really good compressive bandage and a tourniquet. The bandage is easy to use, but the tourniquet needs some familiarity to use safely. This video is a great guide on its use.Please let David Murphy know if the tourniquet bag is opened – it is is intended for major injuries and the goal is to keep the pack intact until really needed.

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