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Wilderness First Aid Course
WHAT: 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, during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance arrival. Blend of classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice. Come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving skill and confidence, and 2-year SOLO certification. Counts as WFR Recertification, too. No prerequisites. WHO: Open to the general public, adults & youths ages 12+ with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are. 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. TIMING: This is a 2-day class, Saturday and Sunday September 22-23, 8:30am - 6:30pm or 7pm each day. Fee: $195 (note: another organization in the region charges $265! ) REGISTER: www.solowfa.com or[masked]*** YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM ***Spaces are limited. Topics include: > 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.

The ARC

601 East 5th Street · Chattanooga

What we're about

A group for those interested in climbing and related activities. All skill levels welcome. We started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts and rock climb...join us for a session sometime!

If you are a first timer, this is a great opportunity to learn safety practices and all the moves getting started climbing.

The more advanced events may frequently involve a variety of sport and/or traditional outdoor climbing at one of the many climbing destinations around the area, and may extend to weekend camping/climbing trips. There's something for everyone, no matter what your skill level!

Come to some events, meet some great people, and have an amazing time!

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