First aid for kayaking

Welcome to a basic first aid training that is based on the guidelines from the Swedish CPR Council and is conducted with a focus on kayaking. The training is part of the kayak alliance training structure and is aimed at paddlers and leaders. The purpose is to learn to handle accidents where you are first in place and where you are relatively close to help from healthcare.
The training takes place outdoors and includes theory where we go through the best ways to take care of injuries, allergic reactions and disease cases of various kinds and practical training where each participant can train on a pressure bandage.
Participants can also build stretchers from various natural and hiking materials (which we take with us) or “buddy paddle” an unconscious into land or rescue in water. The practical training de-dramatizes and provides a realistic experience.
After the course, you will receive a course certificate in PDF format, the course leader is Robert Kennerberg at Betos.se, a certified trainer of the Red Cross and the Swedish CPR Council.
The course follows the norm for the Swedish Canoe Federation’s “first aid for canoeists”, which means that after passing the course you also receive the canoe union’s certificate for completed first aid course. The course is recommended for the Stage 1 leadership educations, and it is a requirement for the Stage 2 educations.
Educational content:
Injury risks in society and injury prevention.
Create open airway.
Put an unconscious person in a stable side position.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in case of cardiac arrest
Why cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Respiratory arrest measures.
Practice applying pressure dressings etc.
Splinting of fractures etc.
Wounds and burns
Allergic reactions and disease
Transport of injured
Previous knowledge:
No prior knowledge of first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is needed.
What we provide:
Kayak, life jacket, paddle and canopy.
Materials to complete the various elements of the education.
Coffee (coffee / tea and bun).
Possibility to rent a dry suit.
What you need to bring with you:
Clothes after weather.
Waterproof packed change of clothes.
Lunch (and possibly snacks).
Drink.