This two-day course immerses participants in basic wilderness medicine procedures, preparing individuals to take immediate action when an outdoor activity doesn't go as planned, and 911 responders are hours away. Time is split between interactive classroom sessions and hands-on field scenarios to prepare participants and help them quickly develop basic backcountry medical care skills.
The course focus is on patient assessment, stabilization and emergency treatment of issues such as hypothermia and snakebites, as well as understanding of when and how to attempt evacuation. Participants will emerge capable of calmly responding to a wide variety of emergency situations.
Instructor: Tom Burroughs, NREMT/EMT-W, Team Leader, Washington County AR Search and Rescue Team
Certifying Body - ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute)
(this course is accepted by the Boy Scouts of America)
Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection
When: November 24-25, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Register/more information: SwiftwaterRescue@gmail.com