Prepping for a Disaster Module 2017-05-21T22:03:56+00:00

NEW SOLO Course:
“Prepping for a Disaster” Module

August 19-23, 2015

This is a five-day module for any provider that is at the Wilderness First Responder level of care or above.  This module will focus on the medical aspects of taking care of yourselves, family members, or a community of people when a disaster strikes.  What are you going to do when the entire infrastructure is down, and there is no immediate or long-term medical care available?

The core of this module will be a hands-on approach for topics such as water purification, triaging multiple patients, debriding wounds, draining abscesses, and learning different suturing techniques with assorted materials.  You will learn how to set bones; you will be able to practice casting fractures, using different materials that might be available to you in a disaster and how to monitor fractures as they heal.

Without long-term care you may be faced with medical situations that need immediate attention.  There will be a major emphasis on the assessment of the medical patient and an overview of pharmacology– what can be used when someone is faced with medical issues.  Simply put, this module is all about managing patients in different and difficult environmental settings 


Although the minimum age for this course is 16, students wishing to take a Prepping for a Disaster Module at the SOLO home campus must be 18-years-old unless a parent will be staying in the dorm with them. There will be no lodging costs for the parent.


Course Topics

This module will use a hands-on approach for topics such as:

  • Triaging Patients
  • Purifying Water
  • Debriding Wounds
  • Draining Abscesses
  • Learning different Suturing Techniques with assorted materials
  • Setting Bones
  • Casting Fractures using different materials
  • Monitoring Fractures as they heal
  • Assessing and Diagnosing Medical Situations and Managing the Patient
  • Understanding Emergency Dental Care
  • Learning about Pharmacology/Dealing with Infections
  • Dealing with Environmental Emergencies
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