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Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

April 11, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area
Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates:  http://www.solowfa.com/
A community event sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports http://www.brms.com or Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings
OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. 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) and the American Camping Association (ACA)
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below
SCHEDULE January-July 2015 (2 days, 8:30am – 6:30pm each day):
Jan. 10-11 … Charlottesville, VA*
Jan. 17-18 … Norfolk, VA*
Mar. 7 – 8 … Knoxville, TN*
Mar. 14-15 … Virginia Beach, VA*
Mar. 21-22 … Charlottesville, VA*
Mar. 28-29 … Spruce Knob, WV
Apr. 11-12 … Princeton, NJ*
Apr. 18-19 … Blacksburg, VA*
May 2 – 3 … Virginia Beach, VA*
May 16-17 … Washington, DC
May 23-24 … Charlottesville, VA*
June 6 – 7 … Richmond, VA*
June 13-14 … Madison, NJ*
June 27-28 … Virginia Beach, VA*
July 18-19 … Charlottesville, VA*
July 25-26 … WFA CAMP beside scenic river with camping available
… Fredericksburg, VA
Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dWFA
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports’ choice will receive 10% of proceeds
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/
TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/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 and Heart
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):
“The course blew my expectations out of the water.” April 2013
“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!” March 2008
“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.” March 2012
“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.” October 2007
“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).” December 2012
“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.” November 2012
“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.” March 2008
“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
“Take the class, Save a life!” July 2008
>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

Details

Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.solowfa.com

Organizer

MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School
Phone:
4344658733
Email:
mr (at) solowfa (dot) com
Website:
www.solowfa.com
       

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