Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness First Aid

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 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.

Upcoming Courses

Course Fee: $75.00 each part. Click on a class date below for details & registration.

October 2017

Free Wilderness Survival Workshop, Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

November 2017

Wilderness First Aid Part 1, Sunday, November 12, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, La Mesa

Wilderness First Aid Part 1, Sunday, November 19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, La Mesa

NOTE: The course format requires a minimum of 3 participants. Class schedule subject to change.

Please complete and sign the Participant Liability Waiver

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

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

 SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT review

 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

We also offer the following courses:

BLS for Health Care Providers

BLS CPR Instructor Trainer

Lay Rescuer (non-healthcare) CPR / AED and First Aid

Preventive Health Practices

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