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October 2019

October saw the team practising their medical skills and being called out to assist with a search in the area of Carn a Claise.

October’s training exercise saw the team head to the quarry at Cambus O’ May to put into practise our medical skills in a realistic setting. The team started the day splitting into small groups to run through a variety of scenarios in slow time, giving everyone the opportunity to learn and refresh key techniques for stabilising broken limbs and assessing for life threatening conditions. Once everyone had practised these techniques, the scenarios picked up pace with each person taking their turn to lead a scenario, assist the medic and play casualty. In the afternoon all team members came together for 3 scenarios carried out as a full team in real time. This was a great opportunity for every team member to work together and practise being as slick and efficient as possible in their role in assessing, packaging and then carrying a casualty off the hill or crag.

 

The following week the team were put on standby three times to assist with reports of missing people in the Cairngorms. On the second of these occasions, the team were called out to the area of Carn a Claise to look for two overdue walkers. Fortunately the walkers were located before the team arrived in the area and got boots on the ground.