Wilderness and Remote First Aid – 3/18 – 3/19

Event Date:

March 18, 2023

Event Time:

8:00 am

Event Location:

Foundry Tactical

This 16 hour course is conducted over 2 days.  Day 1 is in the classroom at Foundry Tactical.  Day 2 is outdoors at the Dupage County Forest Preserve.  Dress appropriate for the weather.

Purpose
To provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Prerequisites

Possess current adult CPR/AED certification

Be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course

Learning Objectives

Define wilderness first aid

Describe the difference between wilderness first aid and standard first aid

Describe the importance of immediately establishing control of the scene and starting the primary assessment

Discuss the importance of doing a secondary assessment

Discuss calling for help from a delayed-help perspective and evacuation considerations

Demonstrate a field assessment for injuries to the head

Define types of abdominal pain and discomfort including gastroenteritis (stomachache) and diarrhea

Describe the basics of an allergic response and its treatment and prevention

Define altitude illnesses including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)

Define types of burn injuries

Demonstrate a field assessment of a person with a chest injury

Describe the contents of an adequate wilderness and remote first aid kit, and its uses

Define the different types of heat-related illnesses

Describe the mechanisms of heat loss versus heat gain

Demonstrate a field assessment for injuries to bones and joints

Define shock and discuss the stages of shock

Define heart attack

Define serious bleeding and demonstrate control of bleeding

Describe briefly the general sequence of events during a submersion (drowning) incident

Describe how lightning can cause injury and/or death

 

Length

Approximately 16 hours

Certification Requirements

Attend all class sessions

Participate in all skill sessions and activities

Demonstrate competency in all observable skills

Complete the scenarios

If certification required by employer or organization, pass the optional final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
Wilderness and Remote First Aid: 2 years

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Ticket type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Individual $380.00

Extra Service:

Rapid Options Bag (ROB) $135.00
Rapid Options Bag (ROB) - w/ Hemostatic Gauze $200.00
Rapid Options Bag Individual (ROBI) $85.00
Rapid Options Bag Individual (ROBI) - w/ Hemostatic Gauze $120.00
Quantity: Total

Event Location:

Total Seats: 12
  • Foundry Tactical
  • 55 22nd St Suite 112
  • Lombard
  • IL
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • March 18, 2023 8:00 am   -   March 19, 2023 4:00 pm
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