Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness First Aid

GET READY FOR SUMMER! Hikers, backpackers, climbers, and campers all know that wilderness environments create special situations in which medical services may be hours or even days away. First aid providers on the trail and in the wilderness will be faced with limited resources. They will have to care for a patient for a much longer time period, and make decisions about when and how fast to evacuate a patient. This in-depth, 2 part course uses hands-on skills practice and real-life, scenario-based instruction The goal of this course is to prepare you to handle outdoor medical emergencies when help is not quickly available. Completion of both Part 1 and Part 2 fulfills the Boy Scouts training requirement. Boy Scouts are required to complete the CPR / AED course prior to attending this class.

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Course Fee: $75.00 each part.

Click on a class date below for details & registration.

Please complete and sign the Participant Liability Waiver

Upcoming Courses

July 2017

Wilderness First Aid Part 1, Saturday, July 8, 9:00am to 5:00 pm, La Mesa

Wilderness First Aid Part 2, Saturday, July 15, 9:00am to 5:00 pm, La Mesa

August 2017

Wilderness First Aid Part 1, Sunday, August 20, 9:00am to 5:00 pm, La Mesa

Wilderness First Aid Part 2, Sunday, August 27, 9:00am to 5:00 pm, La Mesa

September 2017

Wilderness First Aid Part 1, Sunday, Sept. 17, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, La Mesa

Wilderness First Aid Part 2, Sunday, Sept. 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, La Mesa

Cancellation & rescheduling policies.

Wilderness First Aid Part 1 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)

SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT

Establishing Control / Scene Assessment

Initial Patient Assessment / ABCDE’s

Hands-On Physical Head-to-toe Assessment

SAMPLE Medical History

SOAP Incident Documentation

PREVENTING AND CARING FOR:

Abrasions, Lacerations

Burns

Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations

Head & Spine Injuries

Eye & Facial Injuries

Chest & Abdominal Injuries

 ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS (Dress for Survival Handout)

Hypothermia

Heat-Related Illnesses

Drowning

Altitude Illness

Lightning Strike

Sunburn, Skin & Eye Protection

Poisoning

 INCIDENT REPORTING

Format for an Accident Report

Writing the Report

 Wilderness First Aid Part 2 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)

 SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT

Establishing Control / Scene Assessment

Initial Patient Assessment / ABCDE’s

Hands-On Physical Head-to-toe Assessment

SAMPLE Medical History

SOAP Incident Documentation

 BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

Contaminated Water

Spiders, Snakes, Ticks, Bees, Wasps, etc.

Hazardous Animals & Marine Life

Hazardous Plants

 MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE WILDERNESS

Heart Attack

Stroke

Seizures

Asthma

Diabetic Emergencies

Allergic Reaction

EpiPen Administration

INCIDENT REPORTING

Format for an Accident Report

Writing the Report

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