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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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Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

 

Description ~ Overview ~ Topics ~ Charitable Donation ~ Certification

 

Description:

     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 hand-off.

     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.

    Opportunity:  earn college credit and/or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

 

Overview:

  • No prerequisites
  • For adults and focused youths ages 12+.  Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
  • Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
  • Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
  • Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA (GS-USA), American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for academic employees!), and more
  • 8:30am - 6:30pm each day both course days
  • 2-year internationally-renowned SOLO WFA certification
  • Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
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  • Testimonials

 

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, 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
  • International Travel:  preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment -- presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

 

Charitable Donation:

  • For many courses, 10% proceeds go to a local nonprofit community organization.

 

Certification & Recertification

  • Certification:  with this course, get the internationally-renowned 2-year certification from SOLO, the oldest continuously-operating school of wilderness medicine in the world.
  • Recertification information

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Calendar

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Jan. 6 - 7, 2018:

Charlottesville, VA

Jan. 13-14:

Norfolk, VA

Washington, DC

Jan. 27-28:

Chattanooga, TN

Harrisonburg, VA

Feb. 3 - 4:

Nashville, TN

Feb. 17-18:

Richmond, VA area

Mar. 3 - 4:

Fort Collins, CO

Huntington, WV /

  Ashland, KY area

Mar. 10-11:

Colorado Sprngs CO

Lexington, VA

Mar. 17-18:

Boulder, CO

Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 24-25:

Cincinnati, OH

Grand Junction, CO

Triangle area, NC

Apr. 7 - 8:

Blacksburg, VA

Chattanooga, TN

Portland, OR

Spruce Knob, WV

Apr. 14-15:

Bend, OR

Columbus, OH

Apr. 21-22:

Denver, CO

Charleston, WV

Virginia Beach area

Apr. 28-29:

Charlottesville, VA

May 5 - 6:

Washington, DC

May 12-13:

Dayton, OH

Greensboro, NC

Wilmington, NC

May 16-17:

Charlottesville, VA

May 19-20:

Birmingham, AL

Roanoke, VA

May 26-27 or 28:

Charlottesville, VA

Old Fields, WV

June 2 - 3:

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

June 9-10:

Indianapolis, IN

Montgomery, AL

June 16-17:

Triangle area, NC

Richmond, KY /

  Lexington, KY area

June 23-24:

Charlotte, NC

Huntsville, AL

Fredericksburg, VA

June 30 - July 1:

Atlanta /

  Marietta, GA area

July 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

July 28-29:

Uwharrie, NC

Sep. 1-3: Mtn-top retreat

near Blacksburg, 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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