Wilderness First Aid, Sept 24-26, 2014, Grand Bay Reserve

Host Partner(s): Grand Bay Reserve
Location: map icon Grand Bay NERR
Date/Time: calendar icon9/24/2014 – 9/26/2014
Price: $150.00
Max Applicants: 30


Community resilience to disasters includes the knowledge that key personnel have the skills necessary to react quickly to adverse situations. This workshop for first  responders will teach skills needed to provide care when access to medical resources is limited. Participants will be taught the skills to provide patient care in the initial  aftermath of a coastal natural or other disasters.


Course Topics:

This course is developed and taught by Longleaf Wilderness Medicine. The course will be instructed by instructors with certifications in wilderness medicine and are NR-EMTs. Additional information about Longleaf Wilderness Medicine and the Wilderness First Aid course can be found at www.longleafmedical.com.

Instructors will stress improvisation techniques for emergency personnel that can be used when emergency supplies are unavailable or exhausted. The course will address self care options when public access to emergency rooms is hampered by hurricane conditions.

· Medical legal considerations of rescue volunteers.

· Patient assessment, physical exam, documentation, and extended patient care.

· Trauma management for common hurricane injuries: crush injuries, lacerations, head injuries and blunt force trauma.

· Outside exposure injuries: Heat exhaustion, dehydration, insects, lightning.

· Evacuation emergencies: Cardiac care, acute abdomen, anaphylaxis.

· Risk reduction for: communicable diseases, water purification, and safe food.

· Common Wilderness problems: Animal contact, sunburn, dehydration, splinters and rashes.

· Improvisational bandaging and patient packaging,

· Wilderness First Aid Kits and improvisation with available materials

· Spine injury management

Course Schedule:

  • The Wilderness 1st Aid Course will take place on Sept. 24-25 from 8-5
  • If you sign up for the CPR class that will be held on Sept. 26 from 8-1

To Register:

Space is very limited! You must be CPR certified to attend (or register for the CPR class on the 26)
Please submit your registration information by clicking on the “Register Online” box at the top right corner of this Web page. Space is limited so don’t wait!


This course is $150.00 and the CPR certification fee is an additional $50.00. Lunch and workshop materials will be provided.  Please use cash, check, or purchase order and mail payment to:

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Attn: Teresa Stadler
6005 Bayou Heron Road
Moss Point, MS 39562

Paying by Check: Make it out to MS DMR


Contact Jen Buchanan by email: Jen.Buchanan@dmr.ms.gov or call, 228-475-7047 for more information.

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