Dear Staff, Don't Perform Real CPR on a Pretend Patient [Staff Memo]

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Jim Moss from the highly educational Recreational Law Blog posted an internal memo that was sent out to all OEC Instructors. Hopefully it's not real!

To: All OEC Instructors
From: Nat OEC Program Director
Subject: Training Practices
Date: 9/19/11

It has been brought to my attention that during some of the refreshers being held this year, individuals are being injured as a result of two much enthusiasm being projected during practical exercises. This is not acceptable. We need to insure that during the practical exercises, the students demonstrate that they know how to perform the skills but not to the extent that their volunteer patients sustain real life injuries.

A few examples would be:
Don't perform real CPR on a pretend patient
Don't tighten a tourniquet on a pretend patient
Don't apply tension when demonstrating the Posterior SV dislocation reduction on a pretend patient...

You can read the rest of the memo over at the Recreational Law Blog.

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David Johnston

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David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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