Paula Winstone of Abacus Professional Training checks Carolyn Guiness’s efforts at applying a bandage to the head of fellow course participant Peter Maitland. Over the 3 hours of the teaching session, from 6.30pm - 9.30pm in the Reading Room, Paula introduced highly practical techniques for dealing with potential sufferers from sudden loss of consciousness, bleeding and choking, or needing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Serious as the eventualities covered were, Paula ensured that her 12 trainees were fully and actively engaged, in an encouraging atmosphere of enjoyment and humour as well as a sense of achievement. At the end, all trainees took away a certificate valid for 3 years. "Going somewhere nice for your holiday this year ...?" "Oh, don't worry ... he's under there somewhere ...." ".. left over right, tuck it under ..." Click thumbnail to enlarge Who's a clever boy, then ? "Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" The course, the latest in a series of events organised by the Patient Practice Partnership - the Wrington Vale patient group - was also run twice in Churchill earlier in the day, and once in Blagdon the following morning.