Lots of practical today, both in the class room and in the field. The focus of the morning session was the exam.
I’m confident that I passed, well I hope so as I need the first aid certification to practice as a guide.
In the afternoon it was our emergency drill in the river bed. The scenario was a man down (Marnis, the biggest guy on the course), shot by a poacher.
We had to stabilise him in the field and then carry him back on the stretcher. Not easy given his size, the substrate and the heat. Plus there was a snake bite victim (Ben) thrown in for good measure.
Interesting to see how different people reacted and also how I reacted. However, the real proof of the pudding came when we watched the video back in the evening.