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Wilderness First Aid

WHEN: Saturday 22nd of June 2019, 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

WHERE: Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Road

If you hike, climb, pedal, paddle, slide, trek or just want to be a little safer when you’re far from help, then a Wilderness First Aid Course is for you! This course is also favored by colleges, camps and outdoor recreation programs as the foundation level for their trip leaders. In just 16 hours you will get a comprehensive overview of common problems that folks encounter in the outdoors, with hands-on practice of how to assess it and skills for what to do about it.

Students will learn how to:

Recognize the 5 Challenges to Wild response and rescue, patient assessment and immediate life threats, stopping bleeds and treating shock, wound and blister care and bandaging, infection prevention and care, dealing with sprains and fracture, assessing hypothermia and heat injuries, troubleshooting medical emergencies and much more.

We will learn by doing with a balance of lecture, skill sessions and scenarios in an active learning environment. Our goal is to build knowledge and skills, as well as the confidence to use them.

This course follows the Wilderness Medical Society Curriculum Guidelines and participants will receive a nationally recognized certification upon completion of hands-on assessment and exam.

The Kane Schools is using this course to support the work of LEA! They are pledging 25% of the tuition to LEA to support the Maine Lake Science Center.

Course Tuition: $160

To register, contact the Kane Schools at thekaneschools@gmail.com, or 207-935-2608. You can also visit their website and scroll down to Wilderness First Aid: thekaneschools.com

Photo credit: https://themountainschool.com/program/wilderness-first-responder/

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