Wilderness First Aid

Description

For those who live, work or play in remote areas, this 16-hour course is for you! SOLO’s course is designed for those who want to know how to prevent accidents as well as how to cope when the unexpected occurs. This training is different from more traditional emergency medical and first aid training in that the emphasis is on how the body works; what happens to it when it has been injured or is ill; and the basic principles behind treatment. Our “hands-on” approach trains you to act competently in the kind of emergencies you are most likely to encounter. Our goal is to train you to be ready to handle whatever you face with confidence.

When

January 20-21, 2018. Class on Saturday runs from 10am-7pm, Sunday runs from 8am-5pm.

Where

Raystown Field Station. Directions can be found here. Housing will be provided to students of Juniata College. Email RFS@juniata.edu for more information.

Cost

$190. Lunch and dinner are provided on Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday.

Topics

Response and Assessment

         Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis                                                                                                                        Universal Precautions                                                                                                                                         Patient Assessment System                                                                                                                             Rescue Plan                                                                                                                                                         Patient Lifting and Moving Techniques

Trauma – Musculoskeletal Injuries

         Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System                                                                                                        Sprains and Strains                                                                                                                                             Principles of Fracture Care                                                                                                                                 Spinal Cord Injury Management

Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills

         The Human Animal                                                                                                                                             Cold Related Injuries                                                                                                                                           Heat Related Injuries                                                                                                                                           Backcountry Essentials

Soft Tissue Injuries and Medical Emergencies

         Trauma – Soft Tissue Injuries                                                                                                                            Medical Emergencies and Critical Care

What to bring

Raingear tops and bottoms
Layers of clothing (so you can take a layer off if you are hot/put one on if you are cold)
Hat - warm, not made of cotton
Mittens or gloves if it will be cold out
Backpack to put everything in
Water bottles (1qt or 1 liter) for drinking water
Foot wear for the environment (close-toed shoes for being outdoors/sandals are OK for inside)

Registration

Sign up at http://more.juniata.edu/conferences/registration/form.html?camp_id=199 

 

Wilderness First Responder

 

Description

SOLO's 80 hour wilderness first responder is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions. This training is different from more traditional emergency medical and first aid training in that the emphasis is on how the body works; what happens to it when it has been injured or is ill; and the basic principles behind treatment. Our “hands-on” approach trains you to act competently in the kind of emergencies you are most likely to encounter. Our goal is to train you to be ready to handle whatever you face with confidence.

When

January 11-19, 2018. Class runs from 8am-5pm.

Where

Raystown Field Station. Directions can be found here. Housing will be provided on a first come first served basis. Email RFS@juniata.edu for more information.

Cost

$735. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided thourghout the duration of the course.

Topics

  • Wilderness vs. Urban First Responder                                                                
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens and Infectious Disease                                                   
  • Patient Assessment System                                                                                
  • SOAP Note/Organizing the Rescue                                                                    
  • Medicolegal Issues                                                                                            
  • Ten Essential/Bivouac Skills                                                                              
  • Anatomy & Physiology                                                                                     
  • CPR                                                                                                                  
  • AED                                                                                                                 
  • Mechanical Aids to Breathing                                                                            
  • Bleeding and Shock                                                                                          
  • Soft Tissue Injuries/Lt Wound Care                                                                   
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries – Sprains & Strains                                                      
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries – Fractures & Dislocations                                            
  • Head Injuries                                                                                                    
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management                                                                        
  • Chest Injuries                                                                                                   
  • Environmental Emergencies                                                                              
  • Heat Injuries                                                                                                     
  • Cold Injuries                                                                                                     
  • Lightning                                                                                                          
  • Drowning & Near-Drowning                                                                             
  • North American Bites and Stings                                                           
  • Allergic Reactions & Anaphylaxis                                                                     
  • Altitude Injuries                                                                                                
  • Neurological Emergencies                                                                     
  • Diabetes                                                                                                           
  • Cardiac Emergencies                                                                                         
  • Respiratory Emergencies                                                                                   
  • Poisoning                                                                                                         
  • Abdominal Emergencies                                                                                    
  • Emergency Childbirth                                                                                       
  • Group Preventative Medicine                                                                            
  • Long-Term Patient Care                                                                                    
  • Improvising Litters                                                                                
  • Leadership Skills in the Backcountry                                                                 
  • Mock Rescue                                                                                                    
  • Common Wilderness Medical Problems                                                             
  • First Aid Kits       

What to bring

Necessary Items

  • Raingear / wind layer tops and bottoms
  • Layers of clothing (so you can take a layer off if you are hot/put one on if you are cold and also to use in the building of splints)
  • Hat - warm, not made of cotton
  • Mitten or gloves if it will be cold out
  • Backpack to put everything in
  • Water bottles (1qt or 1 liter) for drinking water
  • Footwear for the environment (close-toed shoes for being outdoors/sandals are OK for inside)

Helpful Items To Bring

  • Ground cloth or small tarp (6X4 sheet of plastic is fine)
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite, ridgerest, thermarest)
  • Bandanas or cravats of any kind
  • A personal first aid kit that you are likely to carry with you in the backcountry
  • Trekking pole(s)                                                   

Registration

Sign up at: http://more.juniata.edu/conferences/registration/form.html?camp_id=198