Friday, December 21, 2012

EFR Course at the Imperial Boathouse in Choengmon on Koh Samui, Thailand

Today was spend teaching an EFR course at the Imperial Boathouse in Choengmon with beach staff from the Boathouse and the Banyan Tree in Lamai.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand

The group picture after the course in front of the Boathouse

The emphasis of the course is towards providing primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) to people in need.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand explanation

Explaining and demonstrating the recovery position

After 2006 and 2008, this was the third visit to the Boathouse for this kind of Emergency First Aid training, together with my wife Khun Tassanee who helped with invaluable translations.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand recovery position

Having fun during practicing the log roll

It's hard work but also very interesting to convey the ideas of the EFR course into a beach resort setting in Thailand but it seemed that the staff of the two hotels warmed up to the course and also had fun during the practice of the course skills.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand log roll

More log roll action

Thanks to the respective General Managers, Mr. Doeke and Mr. Remko for making this happen and for Khun Kunaporn for all the help and preparation for the course.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand bandaging Banyan Tree style

Bandaging Banyan Tree style

Now it's time to get the certifications processed and within two years it will be time for a refresher course, I can't wait for that to happen and am already looking forward to it.

EFR course, Imperial Boathouse, Choengmon, Koh Samui, Thailand bandaging

The bandage victim of the Boathouse, having lots of sanuk!

Happy Christmas to everyone working at the Imperial Boathouse, Banyan Tree and the readers of my blog. There's soon some more posts to follow so stay tuned.

Camille

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