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MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

The way in which YOU handle the first 5 mins of an emergency can make the difference between life & death.


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Disaster First Aid Course

  1. Search for "disaster" on the Video Testimonials web page

  2. In the table below, compare what the U.S. government lists for disaster first aid, with this class's topics.

In the wake of 9/11, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security developed the following list* of topics it recommends folks learn to prepare for giving individual first aid care during disasters:

Compare with what you hands-on learn in the 18-hour MEDIC SOLO wilderness first aid certification course below:

Public Health Considerations

Body Substance Isolation

Treating Life-Threatening Conditions

Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, and Brain

Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain and Heart Problems

Conducting Head-to-Toe Assessments

Patient Assessment System: thorough patient exam, treatment, monitoring, safety, & documentation

Wound Care, Nasal Injuries, Treating Burns, Bites and Stings

Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements, Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections

Treating Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, and Strains

Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management

Patient movement: clearing a spine for movement; pre- and post-evacuation treatment

Treating Cold- and Heat-Related Injuries

Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival


9/11 was a "wilderness" setting even in New York City, because:

  • people were trapped,

  • helpers were not able to get to trapped injured people,

  • not enough rescuers were immediately available to serve thousands of people in need, and

  • cellphone towers were jammed.


Compare the disaster first aid topics in the left column of the table above, with wilderness first aid topics in the right column.  In this course you will come away with hands-on know-how to render disaster and wilderness first aid.


* Source:  Community Emergency Response Team.  CERT gives an introduction to the topics in the table left column, in roughly 3 hours.  MEDIC SOLO delves into the topics over ~18 hours, including ~9-hours of hands-on practice time -- critical for creating muscle memory beyond knowledge, to actually be able to help out in times of need.



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May 20-21:

Washington, DC

May 27-28:

Charlottesville, VA

May 31 - June 1:

Charlottesville, VA

June 3 - 4:

Richmond, VA

June 10-11:

Triad area, NC

June 24-25:

Virginia Beach, VA

July 8 - 9:

Charlottesville, VA

July 15-16:

Scenic Riverside, Fredericksburg, VA

Aug. 19-27 (9 days):


Spruce Knob, WV

Sep. 2 - 4:

Mtn-top Retreat near Blacksburg, VA

Sep. 16-17:

Old Fields, WV

Sep. 23-24:

Chattanooga, TN

Oct. 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

Nov. 11-12:

Washington, DC

Dec. 16-17:

Uwharrie, NC

Jan. 6 - 7, 2018:

Charlottesville, VA

Jan. 13-14, 2018:

Norfolk, VA

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Learn how to save life & limb when / where pro help is not immediately available.

"Wilderness" = Time of injury/illness to hospital arrival > 1 hour.

= Natural or rural area, remote travel, and natural or terrorist disaster zones

 when & where EMS is overwhelmed, and cellphone towers are jammed.


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