Today I taught an EFR Course for beach staff at the Imperial Boat House, Koh Samui and it was already the third time that I had the pleasure of teaching the beach staff of this resort in Choengmon. Once course was taught back in 2008 and one was taught in 2012.
From left to right; myself, Khun Tanongsak, Khun Watchava, Khun Suthi, Khun Chockchay, Khun Oula, Khun Chanon and Khun Tassanee
It's challenging teaching a course to non native English speakers when there are no translated materials available, hence my wife Khun Tassanee helped with translations, just as she did in previous course that I taught at the IBH (Imperial Boat House).
CPR or primary care training
A lot of ground was covered and due to the recent and tragic event on Lamai beach, where a young German woman died from a box jelly fish sting, I included a presentation about box jelly awareness and prevention in today's course, which was well received and will help the IBH beach staff to deal with box jelly fish injuries, in case there may be such a case at Choengmon beach. Up till today, I am not aware of a box jelly fish incident on Choengmon beach.
Practicing a log roll
All topics from the EFR course were covered, including a presentation by me and very importantly, some hands practice which included two Little Annie mannequins, CPR training, recovery position practice, choking, splints and bandaging among others.
Secondary care was also covered and practiced and to top everything off, an exam ended the day.
How to use a sling
It was a fun and constructive day this EFR Course for beach staff at the Imperial Boat House, Koh Samui during which a lot was learned and taught. The staff walked away with new or refreshed skills and a better understanding of how to deal with box jelly fish stings.
All in all a good day! Thanks to the Imperial Boat House and I'm looking forward to the next training day.