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    • #91787
      trailman
      Participant

        The wife and I got our certs this weekend from the Center for Wilderness Safety. 16 hours of instruction and practical applications over two days. Very good, very realistic scenarios. While not exactly TC3 the applications are apt. I have to have the cert for Scout High adventure camps but we both went as a measure of general family preparedness. It’s one thing to have all that crap in the bag, its another to be able to use it. (Where have we heard that?) They teach in the general WDC area if anyone is interested.

        Wilderness First Aid

        COI

        Introduction Patient Care Documentation
        What is Wilderness First Aid Orthopedic Injuries
        Wilderness First Aid Kits Treatment Principals & Techniques
        OTC Medications Chest Injuries
        Patient Assessment System Allergies & Anaphylaxis
        Vital Signs Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
        Practice Scenarios Backcountry & Sudden Illnesses
        Shock & ASR Heat-Related Illnesses
        CPR in Remote Settings Cold-Related Injuries
        Traumatic Brain Injuries Lightning Safety
        Suspected Spinal Injuries Altitude Illnesses
        Anatomy of the Spine Bites & Stings
        Case Studies Snakebites
        Soft Tissue Injuries Tick Safety
        Burns & Blisters Submersion Emergencies

        Final Exam scenario was a four person accident site, cyclist with a traumatic head injury, girl with a broken femur another girl with a broken leg and arm with puncture wounds and a fourth person with an evisceration. Blood and guts everywhere, people screaming. :good:

      • #91788
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          Great stuff!

          It’s one thing to have all that crap in the bag, its another to be able to use it. (Where have we heard that?)

          :good:

        • #91789
          Max
          Keymaster

            congrats on taking that. since you will not be doing it full time. I would suggest you set aside some time every month so you can refresh the practicals and go over your basic life support medical bag supplies and location of supplies inside the bag. also a good source of prehospital care info is EMT PREP

          • #91790
            DiznNC
            Participant

              Good start.

            • #91791
              trailman
              Participant

                congrats on taking that. since you will not be doing it full time. I would suggest you set aside some time every month so you can refresh the practicals and go over your basic life support medical bag supplies and location of supplies inside the bag. also a good source of prehospital care info is EMT PREP

                In the troop circle I think I’m the sixth guy to go this year. If your a scouter you know the kids practice for first aid meets. We are going to set up our own concurrent sessions. At a minimum the initial and focused evaluation methodology and go from there.

              • #91792
                trailman
                Participant

                  Got some pictures back from class. This was on the final.

                • #91793
                  trailman
                  Participant

                    Mass casualty, car driving through a biker and some hikers.

                  • #91794
                    gunnerbob
                    Participant

                      Good for you! Always continue learning!

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