Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Course

MEDIC SOLO June 2022

MEDIC SOLOWFA


Great Outdoor Provision Company and MEDIC Solo Disaster + Wilderness Medicine School are hosting a Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid certification course.

March 2-3, 2024
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM both days
Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Course Details:

Mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, rural area / remote travel not near a 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 arrival.

The MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + 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.

  • No prerequisites. Never-trained first-timers all the way up to medical professionals will benefit and learn front-line improvisation skills.
  • For adults and focused teens with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
  • Opportunity: earn college credit and/or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Approved and endorsed by many organizations for meeting and exceeding first aid requirements.
  • 8 or 8:30am - 6:30 or 7pm each day both course days.
  • 5 bonus hours beyond the typical 16-hour class:
    • Deeper learning: the "why's" behind things.
    • More real-world practice scenarios.
    • Stronger resulting skills & confidence.
  • Guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
  • 2-year world-renowned certification by SOLO, founded 1976.
  • Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT by SOLO. Other schools' certs, contact us to inquire.
  • Fee: $325. 

Standard Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid 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, Drowning, 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

Bonus Topics:

  • Altitude Illnesses: prevention, recognition, and treatment – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
  • International Travel: preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment -- presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
  • Mass Casualty Disaster Triage: assessing, sorting, and providing immediate treatment in 15 to 30 seconds per person, when victims outnumber caregivers – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
  • Pediatrics: Treatment of Children and their Parents: by age group: characteristics, prevention tips, and treatment tips – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
  • Protest / Rally / Action First Aid: safety tips, and treatment steps against weapons uniquely used in these settings – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form

Course info, online registration, other locations & dates: 
http://www.solowfa.com/ 
A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions.

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