About this course:
Mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, rural area far from hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … Hands-on learn how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital hand-off.
The MEDIC SOLO disaster + wilderness first aid course is a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning. ~50% 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.
-Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/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
-Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
-10% proceeds go to a nonprofit local community organization for each course sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
Certification and Re-certification:
-Certification: with this course, get the internationally-renowned 2-year certification from SOLO, the oldest continuously-operating school of wilderness medicine in the world.
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