The PADI Rescue Diver course is known for being a demanding course — both physically and mentally — but it’s also praised for giving you the training that will boost your confidence and hone your diving skills more than any other course.
Take this course, and you’ll dive more confidently knowing that you’ve expanded your emergency prevention and management skills
When can you do this? Well our next Rescue Course dates are as follows:
14th April with follow on sessions on 21st April / 28th April / 5th May / 12th May; and
Open Water Sunday 20th May
Contact us to discuss and / or book your space.
First Aid qualification not within the last two years, no worries we have a course running on Saturday 20th January.
How much blood do we have?
The amount of blood in our body varies in relation to our size. A rough rule is that we have approximately one pint of blood per stone in body weight (0.5 litres per 7kg), so the average adult has between 8 and 12 pints (4.5 to 6.5 litres) of blood, dependent on their size and can safely donate 470ml (just under a pint) during a blood donation. However, rapid blood loss of 2 pints or more can lead to shock and death
Remember that children have less blood than adults, and as such cannot afford to lose the same amount.
External bleeding refers to blood coming from an open wound. The term haemorrhage refers to a large amount of bleeding in a short period of time. External bleeding can be classified into three types according to the type of blood vessel that is damaged - artery , vein or capillary.
Blood in the arteries is under direct pressure from the heart pumping and spurts in time with the heartbeat. A wound to a major artery could result in blood ‘spurting’ several meters and the blood volume will rapidly reduce. Blood in the arteries is rich in oxygen and is said to be bright red’, however, this can be difficult to assess.
This is the most serious type of bleeding because a large amount of blood can be lost in a very short period of time. Arterial bleeding also is less likely to clot because blood can clot only when it is flowing slowly or not at all. However, unless a very large artery has been cut, it is unlikely that a person will bleed to death before the flow can be controlled. Nevertheless, arterial bleeding is dangerous and must be controlled.
Veins are not under direct pressure from the heart, but veins carry the same volume of blood as the arteries.
Blood from a vein flows steadily or gushes. Venous bleeding is easier to control than arterial bleeding. Most veins collapse when cut. Bleeding from deep veins, however, can be as massive and as hard to control as arterial bleeding.
This is the most common type of bleeding as it bleeding from capillaries occurs in all wounds. Although the flow may appear fast at first, blood loss is usually slight, usually not serious and can be easily controlled. Bleeding from a capillary could be described as a ‘trickle’ of blood.
Quite often, this type of bleeding will clot and stop by itself.
Each type of blood vessel—artery, vein, or capillary—contains blood of a different shade of red. An inexperienced person may have difficulty detecting the difference but identifying the type of bleeding by its color is not important.
Life threatening bleeding is a medical emergency. First aiders should be competent at dealing with major blood loss but the key first aid treatment for all of these types of bleeding is direct pressure over the wound.
We regularly run Emergency First Response - Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) combined courses. During the Secondary Care section of this course how to recognise and handle bleeding is covered. Our next course is on Saturday 20th January so come and join us.
Congratulations to all of our students who achieved certifications during December and one who was missed from our November congratulations.
Paul B O'Rourke
Paul R O'Rourke
PADI Open Water Instructors, who I know we have already congratulated but always deserves another mention
Curiosity and a thirst for adventure is why many of us become divers in the first place. But we aren’t going to take the plunge with just anyone so why should new divers.
So to all those potential new divers or even those qualified who are looking around at courses and Dive Centres have a look at our article How to Choose a Dive Centre. Then pop in have a chat, maybe a cup of tea or coffee and if you like what you see, learn to dive with us here at Dive Rutland or join our club everyone is welcome.
So its snowing outside, but there is nothing to stop us dreaming about the Dive Rutland Club Trip to the Philippines in April 2019. Play the video and start dreaming
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So as we close for the final time this year, the time has come to finally ice the Christmas cake, wrap the presents (underneath the tree is a little bare currently) and most importantly of all, wish all our customers, past, present and those yet to find us! a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for being part of a great team and our family and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!
Today, is our last Dive Rutland trading day before Christmas... but there is still time to get that Diver, Swimmer or Shooter in your life that last minute gift.
If stuck for ideas, then why not a Dive Rutland Gift Voucher and they can then spend it in the New Year on something they really want.