To end the two days Alistair, our instructor, took us outside and we 'role-played' a few scenarios - great fun.
The pictures here tell some of the story, but most importantly anyone visiting Epiacum can be confident that they will be safely looked after....in fact if you make a visit and stand still for too long you may find one of us bandaging and rescuing you, just for the practice!
The recovery position......looks like the farms plastic feed bags are going to come in useful as shelters to keep any casualties dry.
I wonder if the actors in the TV programme 'Casualty' have to practice this too?
Poor Elaine.....a head injury, a neck injury, a hand injury and stabbed in the leg with a marker pen...she's not having a good day.
Judging by the expressions there is not much we can do for this casualty....you can't win them all!
The course was run by Alistair Myers of North Pennines Training and Adventure (see http://www.np-ta.com/ ) and we based ourselves at the Cairns Community Centre near Slaggyford.
Alistair was a great course leader and we would all recommend his services.