​​​​​​​​​Emergency Medicine Courses

Traditional training in First Aid and CPR is great as long as emergency services are running normally. When 911 is overwhelmed that also means the hospitals are. We are taking it to the next level! Join us for an in-depth look at some basic medical skills that may come in handy during a grid down situation. The way we see it, as preppers we prepare for the day when the calvary isn’t coming, when 911 fails or you are days away from professional help. Join us for an in-depth series of classes that will teach you the necessary skills to handle common medical emergencies you might come across.
You will learn from our professionals who have countless hours responding to calls in an every day situation, Mass Casualty Incidents, large scale national emergencies and in the heat of combat.

Our courses are set up to build upon each other and should be taken in secession. We will take the magic out of the most common medical techniques one may need in any survival situation. Learning these techniques is easy with hands on practical application and expert instruction.

*Note: These courses are NOT for certification. They are being taught to assist you to treat and sustain life in austere conditions only, when 911 is not operating, hospitals are closed or unavailable. If at all possible you should seek professional medical attention.

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Essential Trauma Management for the First Responder 

Essential Trauma Management for the First Responder
I.   Course Intro
II.  Didactics
 a.  Wound Ballistics
 b. Hemorrhage Intervention
 c. Airway, Shock & Hypothermia Considerations:
III. Demonstrations
IV. Practical Applications:
V.  Examination
VI. Review

**Completion of this course is not an official certification to practice medicine**

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Course: SHTF/Wilderness First Aid

Course Description:  SHTF Advanced First Aid is a course of simple learning and skills that have the power and absolute potential to save lives. 95% of all victims that survive a disaster or an emergency are saved by lay rescuers.  SHTF Advanced First Aid is comprised of the most essential medical information and actions need to be taken to save lives in the austere environment. This training is appropriate for anyone 12 and over.  This class makes people part of the solution and not the problem. After completing SHTF training each student will be certified in Wilderness First Aid.

What the Student Will Learn: The basic ability to evaluate a scene for potential hazards, determine the number of patients and the resources needed, evaluate mechanisms of injury and nature of illness. How to treat life threatening injuries and medical conditions (i.e. gun shot wounds, broken limbs, etc.), transport victims safely out of harms way, and how to communicate to rescuers, and maintain medical treatment for extended period of time.

This course will serve you well if you have taken “Basic First Aid & CPR” and is a great foundation to move on through the modules outlined below.

You will be Certified in “Wilderness First Aid”

This 6 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application.

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Module 1:  Size Up and Assessment, Medical Bags

Course Description:  In austere conditions, the availability of resources is finite. So the ability to rapidly identify critical life treating conditions and determine if the victim is viable, saves lives.  Understanding what equipment to use and how to use it, is significant to the live safety of those you treat.

What the Student Will Learn:  The responders basic ability to evaluate a scene for potential hazards, determine the number of patients and the resources needed, evaluate mechanisms of injury and nature of illness. The student will also gain the knowledge and skills to properly perform an initial assessment and ongoing care. We will also discuss the nature of medical bags and the application of their deployment.
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Module 2:  Airway Control

Course Description: Treating airway emergencies can be the difference between life and death. Using simple techniques and tools at the end of the class the student will gain the knowledge to enable the them to perform various life saving skills in austere conditions.

What the Student Will Learn:  The basic techniques to manage an airway, both manual and mechanical. The student will also lean the basics of chest decompression, treating sucking chest wounds, treating various chest wounds in austere conditions

This 6 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application.
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Module 3:  Hemorrhage Control and Long Term Wound Care

Course Description:  In austere conditions definitive care maybe lacking or nonexistent. Hemorrhage control is not just stopping the bleeding, it is closing the wound, keeping it clean and changing the dressing and bandages.

What the Student Will Learn:  How to stop the bleeding and dress wounds such as; penetrating trauma, head wounds, chest wounds, abdominal wounds, lacerations, trauma to the limbs, traumatic amputations, and more. This class is the foundation to all good emergency medicine care. Bandages covered are; Band Aids, Telfa, 4X4, 2X2, trauma, battle, and blood stopper dressings, roller gauze, triangular, and Kerlix Bandages. You will also learn how and when to use haemostatic agents and how to suture.

This 6 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application.
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Module 4:  Wound Closure

Prerequisite: Module #3

Course Description: Using life like flesh, and real instruments; the student will clean wounds and perform would closure procedure’s.

What the Student Will Learn: To clean and de-breed wounds, suture lacerations or incisions, how to choose the proper closure for the wound. Skills preformed in the class: Instrument ties, hand ties, steri strips, and staples. You will also learn how to remove sutures.

This 6 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application.
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 Module 5:  Fracture Management

Course Description: Using simple medical devices and everyday items students will lean and understand the principles of Treating Sprains, Strains and Fractures. These skill will improve the victims chance of a full recovery for their injury. This is a skill that can be used in the back woods while hiking or in the inner city during an extreme emergency.

What the Student Will Learn: This is advanced as possible to help fracture patient in remote or hostile conditions. Immobilization, splinting and moving to definitive aid. This class will included, soft casting, hard casting, boot splints, and improvised splinting.

This 6 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application.
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Module 6: Care Under Fire

Prerequisite: Pistol or Rifle/Carbine 101 or equivalents thereof.

Course Description: (CUF) course is based on the skills that military medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen use in support of combat operations. Casualty care on the battlefield must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small-unit tactics.

The specifics of casualty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the casualty, the knowledge and skills of the first responder, and the medical equipment at hand. In contrast to a hospital Emergency Department setting where the patient is the mission, on the battlefield, care of casualties sustained is only PART of the mission. CUF recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:

1. Treat the casualty
2. Prevent additional casualties
3. Complete the mission

The CUF program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield and the integration of live fire.

What the Student Will Learn: The responders basic ability to evacuate a trauma victim under fire, determine the number of patients and the resources needed, evaluate mechanisms of injury and what is needed for rapid stabilization and treatment The student will also gain the knowledge and skills to properly perform an initial assessment and ongoing care while in a hostile environment.

This 7 hour course will consist of lecture, demonstration, presentation and hands on practical application. We will take a break for lunch.




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