You or a friend or family member is injured in the wilderness, an urban disaster zone, a remote rural area or just a few miles from cell phone service … what would you do? Learn how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital hand-off.

The MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Course is a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning.  About half of student time is spent rotating as mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic care-giving scenarios, making the most of learning-by-doing, and forming muscle memory.

Who: For adults and focused youths ages 12+
What: Hands-on learn how to care for an injured/ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Results in a 2-year internationally-renowned SOLO WFA certification.
When: April 6 & 7, 2019. 8:30am – 6:30pm each day both days
How: Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice

More Info: Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT

Earn college credit and/or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Topics:

  • Beyond the ‘golden hour’:  wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed-EMS-arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
  • Patient Assessment System:  thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
  • Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment:  Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
  • Circulatory System Form and Function:  Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment:  Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,  Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
  • Environmental Injuries and Treatment:  Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
  • Medical Emergencies and Critical Care:  Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain and Heart Problems
  • Patient movement:  spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
  • International Travel:  preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment — presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

For more information call 304. 567. 2632 or email info@experience-learning.org