BMAA Members’ Course: Emergency First
Aid for Microlight Pilots
To offer a bespoke
emergency first aid training course that addresses the particular risks and
types of serious injuries that may be expected following an aircraft accident.
To give advice and training to recognise and manage a number of probable
medical conditions that could be anticipated within the pilot fraternity. To
enhance the individuals life skills.
very nature of our sport places us at greater risk of having an accident. These
as we know more often than not occur during take-offs and landings. This means
traumatic forces are applied to the body as a result of “falling from heights”
and “rapid deceleration”. This results in greater injuries to the neck and spinal
cord and the likely hood of severe trauma to the head, internal organs and
limbs with the possibility of catastrophic bleeds.
we often fly from secluded airfields and with the increasing demands placed on
the Ambulance Service, ambulance response times are progressively increasing.
This leaves the fate of injured pilots in this increasing “wait” time in the
hands of those around them. Having trained, confident first aiders immediately
available will greatly increase the successful outcome of casualties with
severe and life threatening injuries and increase the possibility of a life
addition, looking at the apparent average age of pilots, the larger majority
appear to be from middle to later years. This then suggest that many have reached
that stage in life when their cholesterol and blood pressure levels and
lifestyles place us at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Primary Survey - (basic ABC) Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation
Managing the unconscious casualty - Recovery Position in and out of aircraft
4. The Extended Primary Survey - (DRCACBCDE)
Danger, Response, Catastrophic Bleeds, Airway with C spine consideration,
Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Environment/Evacuation, takes the basic
Primary Survey then expands it to include:
Catastrophic Bleeds (Tourniquets, including
Airway management adding Jaw Thrust technique and
Rescue breathing via a pocket mask
Penetrating chest wounds.
Disability/Levels of consciousness – AVPU, PEARL
Automatic External Defibrillation (Optional)
First Course details:
2nd April 2016 0900 - 1700
BMAA members £55 plus
Non BMAA members £75
Book on line here
Priority given to
Course subject to
minimum attendees to be confirmed no later than 18th March 2016