Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Details of an emergency involving The Air Ambulance January 2012
2 It is the co-ordinator who determines whether you get an air ambulance or the normal one with paramedics.
3.Space blankets should be compulsary amongst each individual member of a group so they can be used in an emergency such as this.
4.If any of the other walkers wish to leave the emergency situation EG to assist the paramedics to locate your position they should only go if they possess a mobile phone so that they can keep in touch with the group at all times.
5.If you possess one of these new high tech phones like an "I" phone for instance please remeber that you operate them with your finger which transmits heat to the screen. If your hands are cold as was the case in this emergency one of the walkers thought his phone was not working but as he found out later due to the severity of the his cold fingers that was the reason his phone would not operate.
6.Make sure that the other members of the group keep themselves warm as you could find yourself with more than one casualty on your hands.
Basically in conclusion these are some of the points which were raised by the group involved in this incident I hope you find informative and take on board some of the issues mentioned.
Finally I wish the lady involved who incidentally was a guest of the group on Sunday and now finds herself in Crosshouse Hospital a speedy recovery and hope you return to rambling in the near future.