Last night’s Tuesday training was concocted by our Communications and IT officer Phil and was based at Leedon Tor Car Park.
Six teams of four were placed at various points around the RV. The premise of the evening was a Chinese whispers style exercise. The first team had a sentence which had to be relayed to the next team, which they then relayed on, and so on. Once the same sentence had been round all of the teams a second sentence was sent round. This continued until enough information was received to be able to complete an ATMIST form, which each team then had to relay back to control.
An ATMIST is a standardized form that is used to handover accurate information to a medical responder. The acronym stands for Age, Time, Mechanism of Injury, Injuries, Signs and Treatment. All Mountain Rescue teams will fill one out after finding and assessing their casualty to pass on to the Ambulance team.
After the exercise was completed and all teams returned to the RV for the debrief, we were greeted with a rather glorious sunset and then a socially distanced post-training drink in Meavy. It was a fun and interesting evening, thanks to Phil for organising.