Medic First Aid at Nibana
Version 1.0. Last updated: 24 June 2019
Purpose of this document
Nibana is a small event and has no dedicated Medic First Aid (MFA) team. Everyone carries the responsibility to take care of themselves and each other. This document describes how to deal with situations in which medical support is desired.
Responsibilities of Nibana
- Nibana asks which participants and team members are willing to support the communal MFA effort.
- Nibana makes a list of these MFA qualified people available at the Center Camp.
- Nibana makes MFA materials available.
- Nibana makes this “Medic First Aid at Nibana” document publicly available.
- Nibana coordinators can broadcast the SOS signal over the horn in case of urgent needs. This signal consists of three short beeps, followed by three long ones and again three short ones.
Responsibilities of MFA qualified people
- The MFA qualified people carry no responsibility, are never obligated to help and should only support to the level they’re comfortable with. They can respond to verbal requests or they can make their way to the Center Camp when the hear the horn SOS signal.
- If an MFA qualified person chooses to support in a situation that arises, they should not leave the victim unless the situation is resolved or someone else has taken over. They should be aware of their limits. They should ask for help if they foresee not being able to deal with the situation. Either from fellow attendees or from health services outside Nibana.
Responsibilities of all attendees
- It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of themselves. We ask everyone to keep an eye out for each other and support fellow attendees in need.
- It is a shared responsibility to find MFA qualified people. A great way of doing so is to ask someone (or a few people) to make a round over the terrain, repeating “Medical support needed!”. These messengers should always return to wherever the incident took place. Another way of doing so is to ask at Center Camp for the SOS signal to be broadcasted using the horn.
- It’s also a shared responsibility to or to take someone to the emergency room at the local hospital when this is needed. Whenever someone has to go to hospital, have them accompanied by a French speaking attendee and inform the coordinator on duty.
- In serious situations, call emergency services (112), ask someone to inform a coordinator on duty and find support from MFA qualified people.
- Emergency number: 112.
- Address of Nibana: Camping Culturel Champgault, 45720, Coullons.
- First aid kits: in Center Camp and in the house on the Low Grounds.
- Nearest hospital: Centre Hospitalier de Gien. Phone number: +33 2 38 29 38 29. Address: 2 Avenue Jean Villejean, 45500, Gien.
You may adapt and share this document
We hope that these guidelines help more people than just those that are attending the festival. Therefore, you have permission to adapt and share this document to use in your own community, under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons licence:
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We want to constantly improve these guidelines and very much welcome your feedback. So don't hesitate to get in touch with us and send us your suggestions.