MEDIC SOLO 2023
We know (and love) the feeling that comes with having no cell phone signal in the wilderness, but would you now how to handle a medical emergency if you couldn't dial 911, or what to do until help arrives?
Taking a disaster and wilderness first aid certification course is more than just a good idea; it could actually save a life.
Medic Solo Distaster + Wilderness Medical School is not your average first aid course. It is two full days (sometimes 3) of intense education coupled with 50% hands-on scenario training outdoors - no matter the conditions.
Medic Solo's instructors have taught over 3,000 students in 200+ classes.
UPCOMING AREA CLASSES
Saturday, March 25th 8:00am - Sunday, March 26th 7:00pm Blacksburg, VA
Saturday, April 29th 8:00am - Sunday, April 30th 7:00pm Richmond, VA
Saturday, May 27th 8:00am - Monday, May 29th 7:00pm Blacksburg, VA
Saturday, September 2nd 8:00am - Monday, September 4th 7:00pm Blacksburg, VA
Visit www.solowfa.com to register today!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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 and Heart Problems
Patient Movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
International Travel: preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment -- presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.
UPDATED SAFETY MEASURES
In order to keep our students safe, we have added numerous safety measures, including:
a) 14-days pre-course illness screening questionnaire
b) Scan of each participant's body temperature each day
c) Masks and eye protection worn at all times (we'll provide masks to those who don't have)
d) 6+ feet physical distance maintained as appropriate throughout class. Best option: students register with non-social-distancing partners and practice skills on each other. Acceptable option: attend alone and bring a homemade mannequin (stuffed pants & shirt) for your patient.
e) plus many more safety precautions.
Now is a time when your dtWFA skills may be needed most!
Hospital beds are filling up and we need to reduce their demand. If with dtWFA skills you treat someone and they no longer need to go to the hospital, fantastic and so helpful in many ways. Some parks are seeing their highest-ever midweek daytime visits. More people are outdoor adventuring and most don't have dtWFA skills, but may need them especially as more first-timers go explore the outdoors. Hopefully the following will never happen: fewer EMTs staffing ambulances and thus a call to 911 for medical assistance is less responsive, or outbreaks occur within hospitals and those entire facilities end up being quarantined and unavailable ... leaving it up to dtWFA-trained folks to provide care.
Not ready to attend an in-person event yet? We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our "Blended Learning" (ONLINE now. plus 3 year credit for in-person later) dtWFA course experience through June 30th. In your own home, at your own pace and leisure, you can now learn a ton in the online portion of the Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First AId! To get started, please visit: www.solowfa.com/