The Knoxville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering a Wilderness & Remote First Aid training course in April.
The course aims to provide individuals with a foundation of first aid knowledge and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response, such as wilderness and remote environments. Participants will also learn to develop leadership skills and learn how to prevent, plan for, and respond to emergencies.
Topics covered include:
• Primary and secondary assessments
• Wounds and wound infection
• Head (brain), neck and spinal Injuries
• Heart-related emergencies
• Altitude-related illnesses
• Allergies and anaphylaxis
• Bone and joint injuries
The 16-hour course will be conducted over the weekend of April 16-17 at Concord Park in Knoxville, with much of the training being conducted in an outdoor environment. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a current certification in Adult CPR/AED. Participants must attend all sessions. The cost is $100 per person.
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To register for the class call the American Red Cross at 865-584-2999, or visit www.knoxarc.org.
(Thanks to Liz Etnier, author of Day Hiker’s Guide to all the Trails in the Smoky Mountains, for giving me a heads-up on this.)