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Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course and Field Guides

The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.
2 year certification

Course length: 16 hours
Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

Course listings may be found online; if a course is not available near you, course materials  may be purchased in print versions or downloaded for free.

First aid skills form requirements for Boating Safety, Camping, Emergency Prepardness, Fire Safety and Fire Building, Hiking, Outdoor Skills, and Swimming badges. In addition, this is sure to be a useful course for adult volunteers as well.

Heartsaver First Aid — The Hub Community Center, March 12

This class prepares you to give first aid to ill and injured patients. Certification is provided after the students demonstrate the skills learned in the class.
Fees: $10*

1 Week Class
Tuesday, March 12
6:00 – 9:00pm

Offered by Vineyard Church of Overland Park

Age Requirement: 14 and older

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Find more information about this or other community classes here.

All Weather Blanket

We happened upon this product testimonial recently. It sounds very interesting — those foil “space blankets” in the emergency kit have always seemed rather flimsy, and tarps are a trusty camping standby, so why not combine the two?

First let me get this straight, this is not one of those flimsy tin foil emergency blankets. What is it? An all weather space blanket is half tarp and half emergency blanket. On one side it is a tarp that comes in an array of colors. On the other side is a shinny foil – kind of like a durable emergency blanket. Just like the emergency blankets these provide you 90% of your body heat back, and are rain and wind resistant.

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What do you think? Is it worth a try?

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine

Think you’re pretty current on your outdoors emergency and first aid training? Looking for a way to see just how much your girls have really learned? Check out the Case Studies collection from the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute!

Provided for people considering training in a variety of Wilderness Medicine certifications, each case study provides a real life scenario and relevant patient assessment data, then asks the reader to arrive at a likely diagnosis and create a treatment plan. This would be very well suited for discussion with a small group of Pioneer/Patriot girls, or as an extension activity for adult leader training, too.