Wilderness First Aid, Aug 6-7, 2015, Grand Bay Reserve

Priority Issue(s): Community Resilience
Host Partner(s): Grand Bay Reserve
Location:  Grand Bay NERR
Date/Time: calendar icon8/6/2015 – 8/7/2015
Price: $150.00
Max Applicants: 20


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. To receive certification in Wilderness 1st Aid, you MUST be CPR certified. 

· 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 Aug. 6-7 from 8-5

To Register:

Space is very limited! You must be CPR certified to receive certification.
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 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: Holland Lamier
6005 Bayou Heron Rd.
Moss Point, MS 39562

Paying by Check: Make it out to MS DMR


Contact Holland Lamier by email: Holland.lamier@dmr.ms.gov or call, 228-475-7047 for more information.

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