Action Medic Training 7-9 January, London
The UK Action Medics are putting on a 2 and a 1/2 day action medic training from the 7-9 of January 2011. This is the Street Medic training required to be a member of the Action Medics group (along with the other requirements). It will start on the Friday evening around 5pm for 2 or 3 hours, 9am to 8pm Saturday and then 9am to 7pm Sunday.
What this course is and is not:
* This is a 24-hour street medic training. We will cover the majority of the basic information and skills you will need to provide first aid at protests and direct actions.
* This will not make you ready for anything. This course is a foundation in first aid and some practice. More diverse and deeper skill comes with time and practice as well as continuing education in health care. You are not a “real” medic until you are in the streets interacting with patients.
* One thing we do not teach is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is a great and sometimes necessary skill. But we do not cover it here due to time constraints. You will have to find your own course.
* This is NOT a certificate course. You will receive no certifications or licenses of any kind. If you have a first aid certificate (such as First Aid at Work) this will not count as a refresher course (sorry).
If you are interested in attending this course please email GBCMedics[at]riseup.net. Emailing does not guarantee you a place on the course as places are limited and you will be contacted to confirm your place.
If you would like to attend the course but cannot make these dates please let Green & Black Cross know and they can arrange another one.