Wilderness Skills Monthly Course: First Aid in the Wilderness
Come join us for this fun and informative evening series of monthly classes at REI in Tustin as we will be discussing subjects such as day hiking, backpacking, navigation, first aid, stoves, cooking and meal planning, sleeping and sheltering, emergencies and survival, gear selection, and more. All courses will be taught by experienced Sierra Club Outing Leaders. Whether you are a veteran hiker or camper or new to the sport, there will always be something new to learn and new people to meet and hike with. Feel safer and more comfortable going into the outdoors with this information that can be used immediately.
This topic will be first aid and will cover the basic items first aid kits should contain, common environmental medical issues such as hypothermia, heat illness, dehydration, altitude, sunburn, poison oak, tick bites, GI problems when backpacking, common wilderness injuries such as wounds of all kinds, sprained ankle, not so common injuries such as snakebite, cardiac & breathing problems, how to respond to accidents, how & when to interface with emergency medical services and search and rescue. The instructor for this session will be nurse Donna H. who also teaches the Wilderness First Aid class.
Information will be available about upcoming hikes and events. Come and invest an hour or two of time. It might be the best investment that you have ever made.
Meet REI Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92782 Click on the blue "Register" link to sign up.