CFT Dive Medicine Course
Irish Underwater Council one day course for doctors who are qualified divers wishing to join a IUC panel to assess medical fitness to dive. Please contact email@example.com.
Irish Underwater Council Dive Medical Course, Cavan General Hospital November 18 2017.
Start Time: 10am
Location: Conference Hall, CGH.
CME has been applied for this course, 6 CME points for course and 4 CME points for pre-course reading.
All participants can have their name included on the IUC medical examiners list.
Course will be delivered by:
Prof James Hayes , Clinical Director CGH and Respiratory Physician with an interest in Occupational Respiratory Disorders.
Mr Dermott Moynihan , National Diving Officer , IUC .
Dr Richard O ' Regan , Medical Advisor , IUC.
Ms Bernie Walsh , Clinical Nurse Specialist ( Respiratory) , CGH
For Further information please see: diving.ie/news/cft-dive-medicine-course/
IF ANY MEDICALLY QUALIFIED SCUBA DIVERS ARE INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY ASAP.
Brent Watch, a walking tour that explores Strangford Lough while watching out for Brent geese various wildfowl and maybe even spot some seals! Rangers will help with identification and answer any questions you might have.
This event is free and will run from 11.30am – 1.30pm, donations welcome.
Come along on Saturday 21st October to Greyabbey Car Park
Below is the latest update from the National Emergency Coordination Group. The Coast Guard strongly advises the public to stay away from exposed beaches, cliffs and piers, harbour walls and promenades along the coast tomorrow.
Remember to Stay Back, Stay High and Stay Dry.
If you see someone in difficulty in the sea, on the shore dial 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard.
Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather
Key Public Safety & Information Messages
All unnecessary travel should be avoided on Monday, while the storm is passing.
Don’t travel in Red level warning areas during the height of the storm unless absolutely necessary, and take due care if travelling in all other areas. Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts regarding the current weather situation.
High seas predicted, the public are advised to stay away from coastal areas during this period.
Very strong winds are predicted making driving conditions hazardous, especially for the more vulnerable road users, e.g., cyclists, pedestrian’s, motorcyclist and high sided vehicles. Road users should pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees and flying debris.
Given anticipated weather conditions, tomorrow should be a no bike day.
Power outages are likely to occur in certain parts of the country, with contingency planning activated by the ESB. The ESB is advising the public to stay away from fallen cables that may have broken due to the high winds.
ESB Emergency Services can be contacted at 1850372999.
Bus Éireann’s school's transport services will not be operating in counties covered by Red level warnings. Because of the duty of care owed to children and to avoid the risk arising from travelling, the Department of Education and Skills is instructing all schools to act on the Department‘s advice and remain closed.
Crèches and Montessori facilities should also remain closed tomorrow.
People are asked to check in on isolated and vulnerable neighbours today in advance of the oncoming severe weather conditions and again after the worst of the event has passed.
People are advised to remove patio furniture, rubbish bins and any loose items from around buildings, which can be turned into missiles by the wind.
The public are again reminded to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings. Information is available across social media platforms and other traditional media sources.
There is always something special about diving in the Coral Triangle and especially in Papua New Guinea. Check out some of Milne's Bay's fantastic creatures in the sixth episode of the "Rolling in the Deep" series, and visit OceanShutter for more great videos and pictures.
The Irish Underwater Council, along with most of the established diving organisations, have been working with the RNLI through an organisation called the British Dive Safety Group on a project focused around sea survival which resulted in six excellent sea survival video segments produced by the RNLI. We have taken these videos and developed a short course for our members consisting of two to three hours of interactive dive planning and organisation interspersed with the RNLI videos.
We would hope to then take the learning outcomes and apply them to a practical water based exercise in cooperation with one or more of the regionally based RNLI Crews.
As you will see this is a course which can be run in house by every club in the country at the beginning of every season. The IUC and the RNLI would like to see this course become a staple of every clubs dive season preparations. We would also like to encourage a greater level of training interaction between our organisations to better understand how each other operate.
We are putting the final touches to the course and running a pilot course in Howth, Dublin on Oct 22nd in preparation for its release in time for the 2018 season.