On Water Medical Scenarios & Emergency Management
May 30 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM$50
Join North Star Adventures for a day of medical scenarios, and sea kayak emergency management on the water.
If you are a paddler and have a minimum of basic first aid certification then this course is something you will want to check out! This is a great way to dust of the rust and practice those skills you learned when you took your first aid class.
Practice your wilderness medical skills in the environment in which you recreate or work. Strengthen those skills you learned in the classroom setting: treating soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, and managing medical and environmental emergencies. Practicing on the water will reinforce the need for good patient care paying attention to environmental hazards. Each person will take a leadership role in managing a scenario. You will be making decisions based on weather, tide, patient condition, location (on the water or on an island), resources, time of day, and condition of the group. Towing an incapacitated person, towing several boats together, stabilizing a boat in wind & waves (to administer medical treatment), recognizing ocean hazards, evacuation techniques and calling for help are all part of managing an emergency on the water…you will have the opportunity to practice these skills in scenario.
This course is designed for those with a current First Aid certification or higher.
If you need a boat you can rent them from for 25.00 for the day.
Course is taught by Nancy Zane, Wilderness EMT, SOLO Instructor, Maine Guide, Instructor of Emergency Medicine at the Waldo County Technical Center and founder of North Star Adventures.