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      Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid Course in Harrisonburg


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      January 30, 2021

      Saturday   8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (daily for 1 times)

      PO Box 1014
      Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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      Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid Course

      LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
      > urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
      > rural area (not near a hospital)
      > travel anywhere
      > wilderness area
      *** YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM *** This is a 2-day class, 8:00am - 7:00pm each day both days.
      Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: www.solowfa.com
      In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous added safety measures include:
      a) 14-days pre-course illness screening questionnaire
      b) Scan of each participant's body temperature each day
      c) Masks and eye protection worn at all times (we'll provide masks to those who don't have)
      d) 6+ feet physical distance maintained as appropriate throughout class. Best option: students register with non-social-distancing partners and practice skills on each other. Acceptable option: attend alone and bring a homemade mannequin (stuffed pants & shirt) for your patient.
      e) many more.
      OVERVIEW:
      > No prerequisites
      > For adults and focused teens. 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, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
      > 2-year SOLO WFA certification
      > Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
      > Testimonials: see below
      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 Problems, and Heart Problems
      > Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
      > International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.
      WHY: Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.
      This is one of the most in-depth, hands-on 2-day first aid courses on the planet -- empowering graduates with actual care-giving Competence and Confidence to save life and limb. Satisfaction guaranteed.
      > FEE: $215 for the 2-day dtWFA
      (note that another org in the region charges $275! You save $60 thanks to Walkabout Outfitter's sponsorship of this class!)
      > REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: www.solowfa.com
      TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):
      "The course blew my expectations out of the water." "I was ... in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!" "It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I've attended many." "The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned." "Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses)." "The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor's willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention." "When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help." "I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training." - 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013
      "Shortly after receiving my WFA cert ... I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do ... I took control to treat her ... Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out ... I credit being able to successfully treat my 'patient' to your WFA training." Ian K., 6/5/2008
      >> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster...
      >> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: www.solowfa.com

      Cost: 215.00

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness | Outdoors & Recreation

      This event repeats daily for 1 times: Jan 30

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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