- Estimated Cost: $100
- Deposit: $100
Have you ever watched someone cut a chunk of their finger off with a hatchet? Falling off your bicycle on a remote trail? Or saw someone fall through two sheets of glass, only to be 150 miles from the nearest hospital? Well I have, and its time I get some more knowledge on what to do when the next injury happens to me or in front of me. This 16-hour first aid course is for those who work, live or play in remote areas – away from the usual EMS service.
Basic first aid skills are covered, as well as wilderness specific treatments. Participants must possess current certification in Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) through the Red Cross or an equivalent course. (I am registered for mine Dec. 17th and their are more dates available as well for $55). Topics covered include: wounds, head and spinal injuries, extremity injuries, heat related injuries and hypothermia, sudden illnesses, major bites and stings, and other types of backcountry miseries.
Estimated cost: $100 plus transporation and lodging. Deposit: $100 to register for the course. Max trip size: open.
Sponsoring organization: Boulder Lake Enviromental Center