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Apr 27-29, 2018
Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Wilderness and Remote First Aid


Provided by Venturing Crew 3022  

April 27-29, 2018

Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, Elbert, Co.

Cost: $85 (Includes lodging, 5 meals, training materials, & certificate)

“The primary difference between a standard first-aid course and a wilderness course is learning what to do when help from trained emergency medical personnel is delayed.  In places where emergency medical services are close by, you need to know how to stabilize the victim and keep him alive until help arrives, which is usually a short amount of time.  In wilderness, there are additional and sometimes different procedures because you may have to wait a long time for help, or move the victim over a long distance.  Also, wilderness first-aid courses stress the injuries you’re most likely to encounter in the backcountry.” Source: Scouting Magazine, March-April 2002

American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid training provides individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response.  Care includes wilderness and remote environments, and includes urban disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and floods.  BSA National High Adventure bases are requiring at least one trek member have this Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training.  To prepare participants to give care for potentially life-threatening injuries when EMS response may be an hour or more away, the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course includes:

 Wilderness & Remote First Aid Kits, Head, Neck Spine Injuries, Heat Related Illnesses, Patient Assessment, Wounds, Lightning, Calling for Help, Bone & Joint Injuries, Altitude Illnesses, Shock, Burns, Submersion Incidents, Heart Attack, Abdominal Illnesses, Allergies & Anaphylaxis, Chest Injuries, Hypothermia.

Course participants must be a minimum of 15 years old and all must have current CPR/AED certificationMedical FormParts A & C will also be required.  Each participant will receive an information letter via email about 2 weeks before class.

Check in between 4 PM and 6 PM  April 27, 2018.  Check out 3 PM April, 29, 2018.

SIGN UP: Email to register or call Janny Jarvis at 282-9860 for information.

  Please report any special dietary requirements when registering.

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