Participating in a trail running event? Here are some hints to help you have an enjoyable run:
Have an idea of where the course goes – break the course down into chunks of similar terrain eg: go up a big hill for an hour, run along a ridge for a couple of hours, head back down to the valley for half an hour. Then follow along as you go. Should be heading along a ridge for a couple of hours but being going steeply downhill for 20 mins – you might have taken a wrong turn somewhere.
Got one of those snake bandages with the rectangles on it? Know how to use it? Try this:
Start from bottom of limb,
Apply the bandage by stretching it until the rectangles become squares,
Overlap the line of squares with the edge of the bandage on the next wrap,
Wrap to the top of the limb – use a second bandage if you have to.
Immobilise the limb and person – pressure bandage is only half the solution, keep patient still and bring help to the patient,
If bite not on a limb keep patient still and bring help to the patient.
More hints coming….
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