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

 

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MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid

Medical Professionals:  Why Enroll?

 

How could someone with professional medical training (EMR/EMT, nurse, physician DO / MD / PA, veterinarian, etc.) benefit from this course?

  1. Continuing Education Units / Credits
  2. EMT testimonial
  3. Nurse making a case for wilderness medicine education
  4. Physician video testimonial
  5. Why this class, this instructor (Matt Rosefsky, Geo Medic)

 

1)  Continuing Education Units / Credits

  • Please see this file showing how many credit hours in which categories.

 

2)  EMT Testimonial:

  •      "I came into this, already having gotten my EMT cert, thinking I wasn't going to learn much but I was wrong.  I learned so much.  I like how serious the scenarios were taken (i.e. actual body paint used). ... [Instructor] Matt was great.  He was entertaining to listen to and was very knowledgeable.  He was so organized.  I like how he would review the patient assessment system before every scenario.  Was very open and accommodating to all questions."  - anonymous feedback survey, 10/2014

 

3)  Nurse Making a Case for Wilderness Medicine Education

  •      [Prior to taking a wilderness medical course]:  "Driving up a short incline toward a mountain pass, we watched helplessly as the man lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel-filled turn and collided with the guardrail at the edge of a cliff. We immediately pulled over and attempted to help him, but it was no use. He died on a lonely stretch of road far from the nearest hospital.
         Despite my extensive nursing knowledge and years of education, the care I could provide was limited. I'd read about wilderness medicine, but until that day I hadn't considered my need for it. My feeling of helplessness led me to correct that deficiency and ultimately made me a better nurse. ...
         The motorcyclist who died is never far from my mind when teaching or learning about wilderness medicine. If I encounter a similar situation, I'd now know exactly what to do: I'd apply the basic tenets of wilderness medicine. ...
         I've used my knowledge in many different situations and have been thankful for it. I've stabilized and arranged for air evacuation of a trekker in the Annapurna region of Nepal, been the first responder to a climber who fell in West Virginia, ... I've also used my knowledge of wilderness medicine in less-exotic locales to stabilize the cervical spine of a car crash victim outside of my home, remove a tick from my nephew's arm, ..." R. Bryan Simon, RN, CNOR, FAWM in his article "Making a case for wilderness medicine education," 7/2012

 

4)  Physician Video Testimonial:

  •      Excerpt from Phillip Ricks, M.D.'s 3/2103 video testimonial below:  "I did this course principally to get continuing medical education credits As a physician, I thought I would know it all, really, at least the principles and most of the care, but I was surprised by how much I learned, actually.  I especially think that Matt's approach to explaining the pathophysiology behind the injuries and illnesses and therefore the rationale for how you treat, that was the best I've ever been around, period.  I would strongly, strongly recommend single best first aid course I have ever had, bar none."

 

5)  Why This Class, This Instructor

  • Senior Instructor and Instructor-Trainer Matt is a Geo Medic -- a unique type of medic trained to improvise with extremely limited equipment where there are no hospitals or ambulances (due to remote location in the world, or disaster zone thousands injured hospital blown up), to deliver treatment in these settings for short-term triage (including setting up an improvised field medical clinic), immediate care, and long term recovery.

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Apr. 22-23:

Blacksburg, VA

May 9-10 (mid-week):

Charlottesville, VA

May 13-14:

Triangle area, NC

May 20-21:

Washington, DC

May 27-28:

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):

W.F.Responder:

Spruce Knob, WV

Sep. 2 - 4:

Mtn-top Retreat near Blacksburg, VA

Sep. 23-24:

Chattanooga, TN

Oct. 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

Nov. 11-12:

Washington, DC

Dec. 16-17, 2017:

Uwharrie Nat'l Forest, NC

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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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