Revive your magic memories of the first ever Advanced Surfing Medicine Life Support (ASLS) course or imagine what it would be like to participate in the ASLS course with this awesome video!
Due to the importance and success of the ASLS course that was held in Ericeira in April 2013, the EASD is offering two exciting workshops on the second day of the conference next October in Sagres. Based on the ASLS course you will be able to train yourself in surf-related wilderness medicine and life support. You can choose either “Lifeguarding” or “Pre-hospital medicine”.
In October we will announce the dates for the second ASLS course that will be held in 2014. The application for this course will be opened at the conference!
The ASLS Course featured a wide array of theory from patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wounds and musculoskeletal injuries, drowning and hypothermia, rescuing techniques, theory about waves, tides & rips among others.
The participants were practically trained by experienced surfing doctors and surf life guard instructors alike, teaching skills like how to pack and work with appropriate medical kits, splinting, rescuing victims in open water up to evacuation management.