Tonight for Outdoor Emergency Care class we reviewed an old test, placed a c-collar, made a field expedient neck brace from a Sam Splint, and ran a couple scenarios.
The skills demonstration for the night was how to remove ski boots and helmets while stabilizing the spine. This led into getting out the c-collar and taking the helmet off to placing the collar while maintaining stabilization. We then practiced making c-collars from Sam splints because we most likely won't be patrolling with huge packs with c-collars. The Sam splint was surprisingly stable.
Next I was the victim with a broken clavicle and a secondary injury of a bleeding laceration on my lower right leg. The patroller in the scenario missed the leg injury in his primary assessment but caught it in his secondary assessment. I ended up with a bandage on my leg and my arm slung and swathed.
I'm looking forward to the snowboard skills assessment on the mountain this weekend. Should be a fun day of follow the leader with hopefully six inches or more of new snow!