Wilderness & Remote First Aid

 22 May
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 American Red Cross RAF Lakenheath & RAF Mildenhall, UK
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 Must have Current Adult CPR Must be 14 years of age (will discuss individual circumstances) Preferable:- experience of outdoor adventures, current community first aid certificate 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 Cost of course: $55.00 17.00-20.00 Fri 09.00-16.00 Sat & Sun If you would like to sign up for this course please contact the RAF Lakenheath or Mildenhall American Red Cross office at 01638-521-855 or 01638-543-742. Email: red.cross2@us.af.mil or red.crossv3@us.af.mil

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