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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam

Today I gave two box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam, one in the morning to a group of twelve persons and one in the afternoon to a group of twelve persons. All 24 participants at the box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam work at Miskawaan. This is a private villa rental group with 11 villas for rent. Check their website out here.
Ans it's not done yet, this evening I will conduct one more presentation for Koh Samui's dive community and it looks like this may see another twenty or more people attend. Kore to follow on this later.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam

The morning group

Both presentations consisted of a power point presentation covering the history of box jelly fish in Thailand and specifically the Samui archipelago. Both groups were very inquisitive, interested and interactive. A treat for me, the presenter! A lot of information was given and gladly received. A lot of misconception was cleared and a lot of questions were answered.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam

The afternoon group

After the presentations, we practiced CPR on two mannequins that I brought along and it was very useful practice and for most participants the first exposure to CPR training.
Besides copious amounts of vinegar being used on box jelly fish wounds, CPR can be a life saver with a box jelly fish in injury, since you can have a cardiac arrest due to the venom.
Both groups also had lots of fun during this practice and we repeated each skill until everybody did it correctly, including 30 compressions and 2 ventilations.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Miskawaan in Maenam

CPR training in progress

Congratulations to Miskawaan for taking the time out for their staff to have this important training. A good initiative and as a result your staff is now trained to help with and when box jelly fish related accidents occur.

Box jelly fish treatment flow chart

After the sad and unfortunate death of a 20 year old German tourist due to box jelly fish injuries on Lamai beach, there's a lot happening on Koh Samui behind the scenes to prevent box jelly fish incidents, raise awareness about box jelly fish and train people on how to deal with box jelly fish incidents and injuries, including presentations by myself. If you're interested to have a similar presentation for your company, hotel or resort, please get in touch with me for more information.
Since over 10 years I'm active on Koh Samui, trying to raise awareness about box jelly fish, in cooperation with Thai experts from the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology.

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