This week’s training numbers were a little lower due to several members of the team helping our fellow colleagues from West Cornwall, with a search for a missing person. Despite this, it was still a good turn out for a search techniques exercise starting at Four Winds car park. Thankfully our Trainees are now allowed to join in again and continue their training programme.
People were split into three teams and given the brief to search for a casualty and treat accordingly. Once each scenario was completed they had to move clockwise onto the next casualty. We are still currently unable to use training equipment, so a little bit of poetic license was used in each situation.
The casualty carer and scribe had to ensure that they donned the PPE provided before approaching and treating their patient. The first scenario our team came across was medically based with the casualty having an asthma attack, the second was trauma based where we had to treat a broken ankle and the third was a suspected suicide attempt.
The evening provided a great opportunity for the team’s casualty carers to practice getting into the swing of things again. A debrief was conducted after the exercise and then a post-training drink was had at the Prince of Wales in Princetown.