Description The Wilderness and Remote First Aid program is appropriate for audiences from youth-serving organizations in San Jose and the Bay Area as well as adults who participate in recreational activities or who work in wilderness or remote settings where EMS response is more than 1 hour away.
As a bonus, we've added the pre-requisite Adult CPR/AED material to the course--so you'll end up with two certifications!
What You Will Learn
Integration of emergency action principles in a wilderness setting
Performing primary and secondary assessments
Head (brain), neck, and spinal injuries
Allergies and anaphylaxis
Wounds and wound infection
Bone and joint injuries
Recognizing and caring for a person who is not breathing.
How to care for a heart attack and how to give CPR.
Using and AED and identifying precautions when using and AED.
Cancellations Very important. You must cancel two (2) business days before the start of the course to receive a full refund. Cancellations the day before and the day of will result in a $20 equipment fee. No refund for no-shows.Please double check that you are able to attend every class session for the full time as there are NO MAKE UPS unless previously arranged.
Pre-requisites Participants must be 14 years old.
What is Successful Completion? 1. Participants must show up on time and for every class. If you miss a class you will not be able to pass the course. 2. Active participation is required in every class. 3. Ability to successfully execute all physical skills. 4. Pass written exams with an 80% or higher.
What To Bring Clothing: Although we will not be in true "wilderness," we will be acting as patients and responders in an outdoor setting. Bring layers of clothes, including rain gear, which will provide comfort lying down in grass, dirt, gravel, and brush.
Food/Water: We will take ample breaks throughout the course, including a long lunch break. Bring whatever you need to eat and drink during the classroom sessions to keep you energized and engaged.
Other: A couple of pens and a small notebook to record vital signs in the field. You may also bring a classroom notebook to take notes if you'd like.