Any stories in regards to providing treatment or receiving treatment when an hour or more outside definitive medical care?
Most common I've seen is your basic scrape or cut not taken care of properly...starts getting red, warm to the touch, and next thing you know your fellow hiker has a temp. Or poor field sanitation and someone gets the runs...setup a hand washing station (down hill, down stream, down wind, just like the bathrooms), dig a hole throw some gravel in it, hang some soap (hanging over the hole in a sock, stocking, roller gauze etc), setup a bladder above the hole, and make sure everyone at camp walks through the hand washing station.
Are you prepared?: It's not just for the wilderness. It's improvised medicine when medical care is an hour or more away. We go over medical kits designed for your carry ie in your BOB/Truck! Don't wait until it's too late.
Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations
Provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, these comprehensive classes will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care.
Basic Wilderness First Aid is an intensive 8- to 10-hour course for those who are involved in wilderness recreation. This course may also meet the needs of volunteers and professionals who lead groups on short trips in relatively low-risk situations.
$150 per student
Refer a friend $100 each student
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or send PM. Course includes a book and certification from ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) cost $150
Our dates for Wilderness First Aid are:
July 16-Santa Clara County/Black Mountain Full
October 8 -Santa Clara County/Black Mountain $89 TW Special normal price $150
November 5-6 2day course - Santa Clara County/Black Mountain $168 TW Special normal price $220