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Byline: During the first two weeks of June 2015, the volunteer crew of Rhyl’s lifeboats were required to renew their certificates and update their skills to practice First Aid on the lifeboats afloat, or on shore.
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Under the tutilage of their instructor Leigh from Poole RNLI headquarters, they were instructed over 7 nights spread over two weeks, with constant assessment and examinations, culminating in a series of scenarios on the last session, with fake “Blood” and other crew acting as casualties (some were TOO real in their afflictions!).

All 18 crew who took the sessions were successful in being re-examined and passed as competent first aiders, being qualified in resuscitation, and administering various drugs such as Oxygen; Nitrous oxide (laughing gas- for pain relief); and other skills such as bandaging, stopping bleeding by tourniquets, and casualty care with accurate recording of processes used and checks given.

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says ” We are indebted to our trainer Leigh, who saw us all through some challenging scenarios, enabling all the crew who took the course to pass with flying colours”.

Rhyl lifeboat was involved in a number of incidents in 2014, to commercial vessels off the station, with first aid skills being used on many of these calls, resulting in some Medivacs (Medical evacuations) of casualties in stretchers; chest pains; seasickness and other injuries. 

The attached photos show some of the crew on training sessions and acting on scenarios. All pictures are courtesy Callum Robinson Rhyl crew member

Byline: During the first two weeks of June 2015, the volunteer crew of Rhyl's lifeboats were required to renew their certificates and update their skills to practice First Aid on the lifeboats afloat, or on shore.
Page Content:

Under the tutilage of their instructor Leigh from Poole RNLI headquarters, they were instructed over 7 nights spread over two weeks, with constant assessment and examinations, culminating in a series of scenarios on the last session, with fake "Blood" and other crew acting as casualties (some were TOO real in their afflictions!).

All 18 crew who took the sessions were successful in being re-examined and passed as competent first aiders, being qualified in resuscitation, and administering various drugs such as Oxygen; Nitrous oxide (laughing gas- for pain relief); and other skills such as bandaging, stopping bleeding by tourniquets, and casualty care with accurate recording of processes used and checks given.

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says " We are indebted to our trainer Leigh, who saw us all through some challenging scenarios, enabling all the crew who took the course to pass with flying colours".

Rhyl lifeboat was involved in a number of incidents in 2014, to commercial vessels off the station, with first aid skills being used on many of these calls, resulting in some Medivacs (Medical evacuations) of casualties in stretchers; chest pains; seasickness and other injuries. 

The attached photos show some of the crew on training sessions and acting on scenarios. All pictures are courtesy Callum Robinson Rhyl crew member