Ouch! ... How many times have you heard of someone spraining their ankle simply by stepping off the gutter, or tripping down the stairs? It's surprisingly common in our urban environment where it's easy to hop in a taxi to the nearest medical
Out in the wild places that we love it's not so easy!
That's why it's important to travel in a group in the bush and to have good First Aid training.
SBW strongly encourages all Members (not just Leaders) to be trained in First Aid and to keep those skills up to date.
In order to further encourage training and leadership in the Club, and to make it easier for Members to obtain and upgrade their first aid qualifications, the Committee in January 2012 approved the following enhanced incentives:
The Club will reimburse:
Members and leaders who wish to claim reimbursement should keep a copy of their course registration and results, and send an electronic copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and also to the Skills Enhancement Secretary email@example.com.
The following websites are provided for your reference:
In addition, check out St John First Aid Fact Sheets which have good information on many different situations. The following ones may be particularly relevant to bushwalkers:
Ticks are tiny bloodsucking, external parasites that are often encountered by people during activities in the Australian bush. The University of Sydney has this great fact sheet for treatment and removal of ticks.
The Next Social Night - Hiking in Greenland - is on Wednesday 20 February 7.30 to 9pm.
New Members Information Nights are held every second Wednesday of the month upstairs at 16 Fitzroy Street Kirribilli,
Prospectives can borrow gear for their first overnight Q walk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Gear Loan Rules
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