First aid

  • November 30, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Come on out and learn about a number of wilderness related injuries from fractures, sprains, cuts, eviscerations, bullet wounds, chest wounds and penetrating injuries  .  Also we will go over environmental emergencies be it heat or cold related. A number of other topics will be addressed, insects and spider bites along with snakes. 

This class is not a certified first aid class the instructors for the class are myself I have 6 years experience working on a BLS ambulance and have been and EMT for the past 18 years. Ed is a nurse and has been a medic in the military.

We will hold this event in my garage so we will have heat from the woodstove if it's cold out.

Any questions please feel free to email me or give me a call at[masked]


See you there!


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  • Bobby S.

    Ed,

    You and Brian were great. Hell, we were in there for almost 4 hours. I can't believe you two were that interesting for that long. I think you held our attention masterfully. The skinny on splints is Don't try to fix something in the bush, unless you have tools and knowhow. Wait for the doctors to fix stuff. Also, never put straps over the wound. Only on the ends. You can use them but don't get carried away. We should learn how to make a drag "gurney" or whatever they're called.

    SAV

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably should have demonstrated a few splinting techniques, but time was short.

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought Brian did cover splints. He talked about using materials like newspaper, cardboard, and securing it with cravats. He also talked about "splinting as you found it", the extremity that is.

      December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes,but talking about it and actually doing it are two entirely different things. Like I said, there was a time constraint and practicing these splints would have taken the better part of the day, so it was probably better to have waited so we could cover more material.

      December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay folks. On my way home yesterday, I realized what I said in regards to the snakes in PA. The coral snake, as some of you said, does not reside in PA. At that point in the day, I was focusing on getting home, sorry. It's not the drugs I take, it's the drugs I should be taking. So Bobby, you only have to worry about being bitten by three species of snakes in PA now, :)

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Bobby S.

    It's always good. I even get to learn how to shoot my weapons with Brian. Can't wait for the next one.

    December 1, 2013

  • Brian

    Enjoyed teaching this class hope to see you all again

    3 · November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we going to be working on any pig or goat cadavers?

    October 20, 2013

    • Robin

      Has the (to suture or not to suture) decision been made yet with respect to this meetup?

      November 10, 2013

    • Brian

      There will not be suturing at this event with what we are covering there will not be enough time and we will cover it at an upcoming event

      November 10, 2013

  • Robin

    Can suturing be covered as well?

    October 10, 2013

    • Brian

      well I never did it but Ed is working on getting someone else to help out with the event that works in an acute facility so maybe we can i'll keep you posted

      October 10, 2013

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