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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud

Yesterday saw me conduct a box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud. It was the same presentation that I already conducted last week at various other locations around Koh Samui.

This presentation saw staff from various departments of Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa attend the presentation. From beach boys to management staff, almost all departments were represented.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud

Group picture of the staff who participated in the box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud

With 25 participants, the presentation was well attended and once more, I had a captive audience who were interested and interacted well during the presentation with some good questions and observations and they walked away with new acquired knowledge and know how in the field of box jelly fish history in the Samui archipelago and Thailand, how to deal with box jelly fish incidents including the importance and function of using vinegar (that it doesn’t take the pain away but that vinegar stops more stinging cells from firing off their venom, it neutralizes the nematocysts) and we also discussed box jelly fish prevention methods.

In total 25 staff of Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa attended the presentation.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud

The Zazen staff that participated in the additional CPR training

After the initial presentation, 12 staff members continued with additional CPR training. It will be no surprise that various beach boys participated in this additional training, but also restaurant staff, spa staff and house cleaning staff participated.

The correct procedures for administering CPR and ventilations were introduced, explained and demonstrated to all participants and each attendee was given the opportunity to practice until they had it right. For some that was immediately and others needed a few extra chances to get it right. In the end everybody managed to get the job done though and thus ended a busy and interesting day.

Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud

Zazen staff during the CPR training

In the morning I attended a box jelly fish training presentation in Nathon, organized by the ‘Tessabaan (Koh Samui municipality) and the afternoon saw me conducting a Box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Bophud. 

Thanks to Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa for giving me the opportunity to conduct this training, it seemed that the staff enjoyed the training and walked away with new and important knowledge and hopefully they will now know how to deal with a box jelly fish incident.

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