Monday, April 19, 2010

First aid course geared towards wilderness settings

A first-aid course for wilderness settings will be offered this weekend (April 24 and 25) by the Haywood County, North Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross. The course is designed for anyone who works, lives or participates in activities in remote areas where medical help may be delayed.

The 16-hour course covers everything from treating serious injuries in the woods and evacuating hurt patients to outdoor maladies like hypothermia.

“The new Wilderness and Remote First Aid course fills a real need in our community,” said Kim Czaja, Executive Director of the Haywood County Red Cross. “This course is a great way to help protect people who spend time outdoors for work or play.”

Call 828-456-8141 or click here for more information.

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