Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wilderness & Remote First Aid Training

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
• Hypothermia
• Altitude-related illnesses
• Allergies and anaphylaxis
• Burns
• 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.

For answers to several FAQs, please click here.

To register for the class call the American Red Cross at 865-584-2999, or visit

(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.)



Anonymous said...

First Response Training is the leading provider for emergency first aid and health and safety training in the UK. First Response now offers over 50 different courses to an average of 1000 students per week.

Medical Emergencies said...

I missed this course. Can you let me know when the next course is available please.

Abel said...

Thanks for writing this. I really feel as though I know so much more about this than I did before the point that a shock is delivered makes the shock much more effective. I’ll also throw in some of my experiences of emergency medicine along the way although I may have to cut out some of the more explicit words that get thrown my way, and perhaps include slightly fewer cups of tea! You should continue this, I’m sure most people would agree you’ve got a gift. Thanks for sharing…
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The fist aid training was very interesting and I learnt quite a lot. The first-aider should recommend that the injured or ill person seek medical assistance or should seek medical assistance on behalf of the injured person. Taking a first aid course could be the best investment you have ever made whether the reasons are simply to develop your knowledge, I think when we got to do the first aid for yourself was the best bit. Thanks for nice information.