Wilderness First Aid for Environment and Forestry Sciences (Restricted registration code required)
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This 16-hour training is presented by E.M.T.A., an association of emergency medical care providers and trainers. The first day is spent defining wilderness emergencies and reviewing respiratory injuries, oxygen and CPR administration, AED use, choking scenarios and environmental concerns (heat, cold, stings, bites). The second day is spent on trauma: how it occurs, how to identify it, and how to treat it. Attendees will practice bandaging, splinting, and using backboards and c-collars. Finally, they will complete hands-on scenarios with a professional "victim" and will practice identifying and treating the victim's injuries and prepare the victim for transport.
Faculty and staff who may be expected to provide first aid when their field work takes them outside of urban areas where there is a reasonable expectation of first aid assistance.