Why is this course unique?
This unique 2-day*, 20-hour course offering makes MEDIC SOLO stand out from nearly all other wilderness medical schools. Participants gain actual care-giving competence and confidence to save life and limb anytime, anywhere professional help is not immediately available, including during (click any for more info):
Disasters (natural or terrorist … EMS is not reach-able, is overwhelmed, or is obstructed from driving to you)
Protests & Rallies
Rural Life (that hospital sure is far away, it’d be nice to know how to give care ourselves!)
Travel anywhere (ever drive through rural areas on curvy roads far from a hospital?)
Wilderness Adventures (even just casual hikes)
It doesn’t matter how one gets injured, nor where on the planet. All of the situations above boil down to:The First 5 Minutes: the way *you* handle the first 5 minutes of an emergency can make the difference between life and death. This means you, before the ambulance arrives even if 911 works and EMTs arrive in ~10 minutes.
The Next Several Hours (or days!): the way *you* treat your patient can make the difference between full recovery, lifetime impairment, or even death.It can take an ambulance hours to days to arrive if there’s no cellphone service (or towers are downed or jammed-overwhelmed), if disaster scene safety or pathway obstructions are blocking vehicular access, if the victim is somewhere the ambulance can’t drive right up to, or if you’re in some part of the world that has no reliable emergency medical service.
*Spread-out-over-3-days option on Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.
Mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, rural area / remote travel not near a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … Hands-on learn how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival.
The MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Course is a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning. ~50% of student time is spent rotating as mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic care-giving scenarios making the most of learning-by-doing, and forming muscle memory.
No prerequisites. Never-trained first-timers all the way up to medical professionals will benefit and learn front-line improvisation skills.
For adults and focused teens with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
Opportunity: earn college credit and/or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Approved and endorsed by many organizations for meeting and exceeding first aid requirements.
8 or 8:30am – 6:30 or 7pm each day both course days.
5 bonus hours beyond the typical 16-hour class:
Deeper learning: the “why’s” behind things.
More real-world practice scenarios.
Stronger resulting skills & confidence.
Guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
2-year world-renowned certification by SOLO, founded 1976.
Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT by SOLO. Other schools’ certs, contact us to inquire.
Fee: $225. That’s $50 less per person than what another nationwide school charges for their 5-hours-shorter class, and on top of that MEDIC SOLO donates 10% of its course proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.
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Standard dtWFA Course Topics
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
Altitude Illnesses: prevention, recognition, and treatment – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
International Travel: preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment — presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
Mass Casualty Disaster Triage: assessing, sorting, and providing immediate treatment in 15 to 30 seconds per person, when victims outnumber caregivers – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
Pediatrics: Treatment of Children and their Parents: by age group: characteristics, prevention tips, and treatment tips – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
Protest / Rally / Action First Aid: safety tips, and treatment steps against weapons uniquely used in these settings – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest on course registration form
10% of Proceeds of Many of MEDIC’s Courses Go To Local Nonprofit Community Organizations. How many other schools out there care this much about community and helping out, building meaningful cash donations into the school’s basic functioning?