Visit to Loch Ness RNLI gives insight to medical students
Three 5th year medical students visiting from the University of Aberdeen were warmly welcomed by Loch Ness Lifeboat crew on Friday (7 April) and given a fresh perspective on emergency casualty care.
In a thought provoking session, members of the volunteer lifeboat crew demonstrated their equipment and how it might be deployed in an emergency situation, sharing aspects of RNLI casualty care procedures.
As a volunteer with the charity, each crew member is trained to a high standard in order to deal safely with whatever situation they might encounter.
Regular training is an ongoing commitment and Loch Ness lifeboat has long supported this sharing of practice with the medical students and others which benefits all and raises awareness among the wider community.
For more information please contact Maeve Ryan, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07724 123248.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.