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Advanced Safety Skills Training for Trek Leaders: Success!
By Prathyusha Ramesh
At the end of January 2023 we conducted a Trek Leader’s Training Program at our Raithal Campus - the base camp of the Dayara Bugyal trek.
The training was conducted by Chetan 'Dawa' Mathur, a Senior Trek Leader & Trainer at Indiahikes.
Four of our trek leaders were a part of it.
The main objectives of the training were to refresh their knowledge of patient assessment, splinting, casualty coil, and stretcher making.
Shweta shares, “The training involved a mock drill of patient assessment and evacuation processes. During these sessions, we learned and practiced upper-body splinting. This method is used to protect and support the injured part of the body.
We also learned how to make a casualty coil and harness a patient in it, and worked on creating a stretcher with a rubber mat and rope to prepare ourselves for unexpected situations.
We received training to assess and treat a patient and were faced with many challenging scenarios during the session. We wanted our safety care practices to become a core muscle memory.
It was a great learning experience. Apart from learning from our seniors, we also engaged in a lot of peer learning.
Overall, this program made us much more confident handling unpredictable and complex cases.”
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