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This is a 2 Day Wilderness First Aid/CPR Course, ideally suited for students of all kinds and abilities. We emphasize hands-on scenarios and practice so come ready for outside learning and activities! We present skills and techniques according to the practice guidelines established by the Wilderness Medical Society as outlined in the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines. All our Wilderness Medicine and First Aid and CPR courses follow American Heart Association, OSHA and the Wilderness Medicine Society standards for CPR, AED, and First Aid Training.
Person(s) completing the course will receive a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Card (good for two years) and an OSHA Approved CPR card (good for two years). This meets or exceeds the minimum requirement for most CPR/First Aid training needs. It also meets the NICA Coach Licensing Program Level 3 requirements.
We appreciate your interest in training with us and by accepting this agreement are entering a contractual relationship for training between you/your organization and Kit Fox Outfitters, based on the rates; terms; conditions and cancellation policies listed in the next section. In addition, this will be a COVID-19 compliant event and ask all protocols to be followed per County guidelines.
NOTE: Any cancellation or reschedule requests must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 30 days before the first day of your course:
- If you reschedule you will get a 100% credit.
- If you cancel, we will give you a 95% refund.
Between 30-14 days before the first day of your course:
- If you reschedule you will get a 50% credit.
- If you cancel, we will give you a 45% refund.
If you cancel less than 14 days before the first day of your course, no rescheduling, no refunds.
If you become injured, we will reschedule you for a 15% fee. We do not wish to have you pay for a course you can not attend, but to maintain the quality of our courses, we cannot be flexible for non-medical related reasons.
- Wilderness First Aid 16-Hour Certification Card (Sierra Rescue International)
- Epinephrine Administration Practice Guidelines Certification Card (Sierra Rescue International)
- C.A.R.E. CPR (Adult; Child & Infant) Certification Card, OSHA approved (American CPR Training)
- Curriculum Materials and Course Book
Colin Macdonald Location:
Broken Oak Ranch (Warner Springs, CA)Accommodations:
On-site primitive camping available at no additional cost. Please note there is no electricity, showers, running water or hookups but a porta potty is available. Camp area is an open space available for tent camping; campervans; truck campers, travel trailers; camper trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, popup campers and RVs of various sizes. (Note: Anyone is welcomed to arrive after 6:00 PM on Friday to set up camp for the weekend
Course runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day with an hour-long break for lunch.
The Broken Oak Ranch is a private 118-acre parcel of land situated among mountains valleys and plains located at 3600’ elevation in a small valley in Northern San Diego County called San Felipe. It is totally rural with Oak Trees, Deer, Chaparral and Coyotes being the dominant residents. Plan on an immersive experience with primitive camping which means a remote area with limited or no amenities such as running water (sorry NO showers) or electricity. However, there is a porta potty on-site to use for the duration of the event.
WHAT TO BRING!
- Food and Water: lunch, snacks, and water for each day! Please note this is a rural area and has limited places to purchase food prior to arriving, the nearest establishments (restaurant/convenience store) are about 30 minutes away so plan accordingly.
- Comfortable Clothing: Please dress for the weather. You may want to bring a junk t-shirt for fake blood/and or using to cut into a T-shirt roll for improvised splinting. We also recommend wearing clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty as well be outside simulating wilderness injuries.
- Gear: Headlamp; chair; materials for taking notes
- Gear (overnight camping): Tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bags, camping pillow, camp chairs, warm clothing, wet wipes, food, water, extra batteries for headlamps, etc.
COURSE OUTLINE AND OBJECTIVES:
- What is Wilderness Medicine
- Medical Legal Overview
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) / Scene Survey
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) / Primary Survey
- Specific Exploration of the Circulatory System
- Hands on Practice for Checking Pulse, Controlling Bleeding, CPR
- Specific Exploration of the Respiratory System
- Hands on Practice Establishing an Airway/Airway Management
- Specific Exploration of the Nervous System
- Evaluating Level of Consciousness and Maintaining Spine Stability
- Basic Life Support Lab / AED’s / CPR Testing
- Trauma Scenarios (Nervous System Injuries/Increased ICP/Concussion/Head Wounds/Respiratory Injuries and Distress/Circulatory Injuries/Volume Shock
- Spine Assessment and Lab
- Spine Management Lab/Moving Spine Injured Patients/Back-boarding Litters
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) Secondary Survey
- Hands on Field Exercises / Two on One Patient Assessment
- Stable vs Unstable Musculoskeletal Injuries
- 1:1 Splinting Lab
- Dislocations Lab
- Wounds Lab / Includes Irrigation, Punctured Objects and Fishhook Removal
- Wounds, Infections and Burns
- Environmental Mini Scenarios (Hypothermia, Heat Problems, Drowning, Toxins, Bites, Sings and Anaphylaxis/Allergies
- Lighting Drill
- Mini Medical Scenarios (Gastrointestinal Problems, Genitourinary System, Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Problems and Stroke
- Big Group Scenario / Hands on Field Exercises
- Course Closure and Paperwork
- Wilderness First Aid Kits