I've only got a few minutes to write, I'm afraid.
It's been a good couple of days: I spent yesterday and the day before up at Beechworth on the CareFlight "Trauma Care Workshop". I'll wrote more about this when I have more time. Suffice to say that Careflight are a charitable ambulance service who have taken to running free trauma care workshops for emergency volunteers (cost of each course? about $10,000.00!). We get the benefit of the experience they've built up doing jobs like this -
It turned out one of our instructors had previously been an army medic in Iraq and Afghanistan, so he had a lot to share on trauma care. I was up there with Beck, one of my friends in the Unit, and she showed me some of the highlights of the area I hadn't seen before. Despite spending a lot of time up there, I'd never seen the Hume Weir -
or the Woolshed Falls, for example.
This weekend will also be SES-heavy: I'm off to Wangaratta for the Mental Health First Aid course. Should be a good one.