Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8:30a -
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 4:00p
Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Of all the skill sets hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts may possess, backcountry medical training is perhaps the epitome of value. If you hike and spend time in remote locations outside of the “golden hour” (meaning an hour or more from typical urban medical services), dealing with injury or illness at some point — even if it’s not your own — is likely. Getting the proper training will prepare you for this unwelcome eventuality.
This 16-hour course is taught by qualified instructors from the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine through Redline Guiding and can be purchased here: http://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=7791
1. Cost is $138 for the course. Ridj-it will subsidize 50% of the course ($69) after you host 5 events.
2. Accommodation bunk-style is $25 for the night.
3. Carpool from Boston to Conway and back is $30 for riders.
4. Drivers pay a $20 deposit which is refunded to them after successfully driving participants. Drivers will be compensated for gas & travel. Topics will include the following:
Introduction to WFA.
Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis.
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System.
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning).
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care.
Patient Assessment System.
Patient Lifting & Moving.
Principles of Fracture Care.
Response & Assessment.
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies.
Spinal Cord Injury Management.
Sprains & Strains.
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries.
And many more.
• What to bring
Appropriate outdoor gear including NO COTTON. Multiple layers, hiking boots, sleeping bag or bedding for accommodation, toiletries, etc. Rental for any technical gear if needed can be purchased after registering via the link above.
• Important to know
Yes, we use carpool to make this happen. It's what funds our platform, and we appreciate you wanting to take more cars off the road. We do pick ups at Park & Rides as well. http://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=7791