The rubber meets the road...

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Fun Facts:

  • Tourism in Peru makes up the country's 3rd largest industry behind fishing and mining. source
  • According to an article from 2014, tourism is the fastest growing major industry in Peru, growing annually at approximately 25% per year. source

 

DAY 3 This is our second day of teaching! For our morning session, we cover Spinal Cord and Head Injuries and Abdomen and Chest injuries. Spinal Cord and Head injuries focuses on concussions, signs of head injuries and how to check the spine for injury. Abdomen and Chest injuries cover the anatomy of the chest and rib cage, how to assess the abdomen, and how the heart works. It’s a lot of information to digest but the students do a great job of paying attention and ask some great questions. After lunch, we cover Musculoskeletal Injuries and Wound Management. Musculoskeletal injuries covers sprains, breaks, dislocations and how to treat them. Wound Management covers shock and types of bleeding. Louis and Erkki help up with the hands-on practice. We show them how to stabilize your neck with a C-collar, different types of splinting and how to stop bleeding.  For the last part of the day, we go over lifts and carries. There are multiple factors that have to be taken into account: Is there a single rescuer? Are there multiple rescuers? Does the patient have a possible neck or head injury? Once we show a couple different ways to move people, they split off into groups and practice. It’s awesome to see their interest and creativity grow.

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