Rural Trauma Medicine
August 3-4, 2019
Instructor: Greg Nichols and Sua Sponte
Class Host: Bryan Winn
With the current and emerging threats that are facing our world today simply relying on calling 911 and keeping yourself, or a loved one alive until “help” arrives is NOT always the option. This course teaches everything from pre-mission packing/planning and medical threat assessment to providing care in austere environments where the next level of care may be days away.
Students will learn the many differences of providing care in a tactical/wilderness setting. Whether it’s assessing a sprained ankle or treating a critically injured patient, students leave understanding how to provide care as a member of a team or as the sole medical provider in an austere setting where improvisation is key. Students should expect to be challenged mentally and physically. We will investigate the processes for treating trauma injuries as well as buddy aid and transport of injured parties. This is a dry class that will be heavily focused on the medical portion.
This will be a very thorough introduction to how to evaluate and treat gunshot wounds, stab/puncture wounds and other traumatic injuries, such as burns breaks, and dislocations. We will do a great deal of technical work to ingrain the correct skills and then work them extensively via practical training, including functioning a firearm while injured, tourniquet evaluation and use, as well as improvised immediate aid. There has never before been training and information like this offered to the general public.
|TIME:||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|YOU NEED TO BRING:||
Normal CCW equipment, training tourniquets, a gallon of water per day, and note taking materials. There are no close locations for lunch so bring your own.