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Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid

Saturday, May 9 - 8:30 AM


Hands-on learn how to save life & limb, when mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, travel or rural area far from hospital, or natural area miles from an access point.  Accidents 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.  Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not reachable.  In this course, learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival.  Blend of classroom instruction, and hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice (a most powerful learning tool, comprising ~50% of the class).  You come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.  No prerequisites.  For adults and teens with solid attention spans.  Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and teens with solid attention spans. 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 many academic employees!), and more
> 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

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.

DATE & LOCATION OPTIONS (2 days, 8:30am - 6:30pm or 7pm each day):
> Mar 7 - 8, 2020 ... Colorado Springs, CO
> Mar 7 - 8 ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
> Mar 14-15 ... Washington, DC
> Mar 14-15 ... Philadelphia area, PA
> Mar 21-22 ... Indianapolis, IN
> Mar 21-22 ... Grand Junction, CO
> Mar 21-22 ... Roanoke area, VA
> Mar 28-29 ... Charleston, WV
> Mar 28-29 ... Wilmington area, NC
> Mar 28-29 ... Norfolk, VA
> Apr 4 - 5 ... Champaign/Urbana area, IL
> Apr 4 - 5 ... Denver, CO
> Apr 4 - 5 ... Richmond, VA
> Apr 18-19 ... Dayton area, OH
> Apr 18-19 ... Triangle area west, NC
> Apr 18-19 ... Gunnison, CO
> Apr 18-19 ... Blacksburg, VA
> May 2 - 3 ... Lexington area, KY
> May 9-10 ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
> May 9+16 (two Saturdays) ... Provo area/Orem, UT
> May 13-14 ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
> May 16-17 ... Cincinnati / Dayton area, OH
> May 16-17 ... Washington, DC
> May 19-20 ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
> May 23-25 ... SPECIALTY SERIES: in Thru-hiker town in mountains near Blacksburg, VA
> May 30-31 ... Triangle area east, NC
> May 30-31 ... Evansville, IN
> May 30-31 ... Logan, UT
> Jun 6 - 7 ... Washington, DC
> Jun 13-14 ... Norfolk, VA
> Jun 20-21 ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
> Jun 27-28 ... Nashville, TN
> Aug. 19-27 ... SPECIALTY SERIES: Wilderness First Responder (9-day) course, near Spruce Knob, WV
> Sep 5 - 7 ... SPECIALTY SERIES: Mountain-top weekend retreat (dWFA, sunset short hike, campfires, starry nights, sandy beach, optional CPR/AED on Sep. 4, and more) at Mountain Lake Biological Station near Blacksburg, VA
> Sep 12-13 ... SPECIALTY SERIES: Advanced WFA Pt. II, at Twin Mtn Off Road Adv, WV
> Sep. 26-27 ... Nellysford, VA
> Oct. 3 - 4 ... Triangle area south, NC


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 – 6:30 or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, Street Medic and SOLO Instructor-Trainer;, or an expert Matt personally trained
> Fee: 215 for the 2-day dtWFA
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://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

"Take the class, Save a life!"

>> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster-wilderness-first-aid.htm

>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/


Location

Ivy Creek Natural Area
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type
Educational
Sports & Recreation

Organization

MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

Date / Time

Saturday, May 9, 2020
8:30 AM - 6:45 PM

Contact

Name:
Matthew Rosefsky
Phone:
(434) 326-4697
More Info:
http://www.solowfa.com