Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Staying Healthy on the Road

Staying Healthy on the Road Medical info, e.g. malaria, vaccinations, travel medical tips, medical insurance, where to find a doctor.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE to YOUR choice of home hospital


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Sep 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 612
1st Aid Trg at Ripley 2011.

Grant wants to provide some serious 1st aid training at Ripley June 2011. Perhaps 2 days training. I'll act as go-between to save Grant, Susan and Glynn their time.

Let's have ideas then as to:

1) What training people would want or think others would benefit from?
This is an opportunity for us to have a bespoke course way above that available locally to us.

2) What ratio of pupil to instructor would you be happy with?

Supplier and costs etc can be sorted out later. I've heard of "First at scene" and other courses but we intend to provide a course made to measure for us, so outline content or areas of concern please.

Ciao, Lindsay.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7 Sep 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Norfolk Coast UK
Posts: 65
I'm sure seasoned travellers may have other views, but as a relative newbie to distance overseas touring etc the biggest issue I think I will face is the fact that I'll probably be on my own when I go down.

I am a trained first aider in the UK of over 25 years experience, and have done the 'first on scene', but both are designed primarily as triage courses to stabilise the casualty until help arrives.

For many on here you may have to treat yourself, and that is a completely different matter, especially in the wilds where help isn't necessarily close by. So self-treatment advice would be useful maybe?
__________________
__________________________________________
Live life now - you only get it once.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Sep 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 612
A very good point made. I think the course should cover most life threatening situations and be aimed to help solo riders as well as, say, the married couples, otherwise on their own. Heart attack, stroke and as far as possible what I expect ambulance crews are trained to do. I fully realize they get much more than two days of training but you get the meaning I'm sure. I've found one company which seems ideal and am just waiting to see if they're interested and on what basis. I hope very much to offer what many of us seek at this convenient meeting. Lindsay.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8 Sep 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Norfolk Coast UK
Posts: 65
Sorry Linzi,

the one important thing I missed from my earlier post was how to deal with food poisoning / stomach upsets etc. Very debilitating in the wrong environment, and doubly so if you are alone.

Phil
__________________
__________________________________________
Live life now - you only get it once.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8 Sep 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 612
Progress.

Hi Phil, I've been in contact with Chris, 4WD moderator, and he's able to help putting this together. We'll offer at Ripley what none of us can get locally. This only makes sense. In general, it will be a couple of hours am and pm on Sat and Sun. Any more would detract from the meeting for the students. This will only be the basics but will involve stabilizing the patient and stopping blood loss. Much more in the time available isn't practical. Such training would not be available elsewhere in UK due to legal limits and such, but it is exactly what we all need .
It is then possible to get other value for money training with the British Red Cross in particular and this can cover things such as food poisoning, eye infection etc.
A further massively important supplier of training is Wilderness Medical Training: Foundation + Advanced Courses + Events For Medics. I understand their "Far From Help" courses are exceptionally good but too full-on and time consuming for Ripley.
Anyone setting off alone on a long trip would be well trained with all three. The Red Cross and other 1st aid courses tend to focus on bandage technique while we'll deal more with the practicalities of a crash and its aftermath. Once, while alone, I broke my hip and no 1st aid certificate would have helped there. We'll cover that type of situation. And no, we'll not be asking for a volunteer! Lindsay.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8 Sep 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 190
Always a good subject even if you never end up going on a " big trip "....its one of those areas of knowledge that can prove useful in every day life.

Maybe a Split lesson?

Health and Hygiene on the road

How to treat or deal with ailments that you pickup on the trip that are not classed as immediate first aid, but need attention to prevent further problems.

Treatment of infected sores/cuts and grazes...athletes foot...tooth problems....stomach upsets....sunburn....sweat rash...thrush..etc

Water management ( puri-tabs ) self hygiene in relation to health....not smelling of roses, but what can actually make you ill.




Immediate Aid/First Aid

For solo and/or accompanied riders.

Emergency measures to try and stop you expiring at the side of the road.....which really for the solo biker is most likely going to be limited to bleeding and breaks and burns...if you got problems breathing or you are unconscious on your own, well you are pretty screwed anyway !

Always find that is reassuring for people learning first aid to go over the golden basics like breaths per minute and chest compressions...especially a little advice for different patients ( kids ) and stuff like clearing airways and choking.

Tips and tricks

I always carried a medical aid kit when I was in the forces and still when needed carry essentially the same kit now, and there are a few items that I swear by........that just simply work.

Some of the medical trained and experienced members will undoubtably have a great deal of input here.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 9 Sep 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 612
Good Points.

Thanks for those ideas. It'll all be put to Grant for fitting into the timetable. Yes, there is a second "hygiene" type course which we could provide that is hard to find elsewhere. We'll look into it. Cheers, Lindsay.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So who is going to Ripley 2010 Trix HU Travellers Meetings - UK 43 23 Jun 2010 20:20
POI's for your GPS at Ripley Bertrand HU Travellers Meetings - UK 0 12 Jun 2009 09:02
Ripley 2009 JimOD HU Travellers Meetings - UK 10 29 Sep 2008 21:19
Ripley 2008 kas55 HU Travellers Meetings - UK 33 26 Aug 2008 20:56

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:41.