Wilderness First Aid
Learn Skills That Could Save Your Life!
This class is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone in a remote environment that might find themselves an hour or more from EMS response. Even those with medical or EMS training will learn how to treat injuries with limited and improvised supplies! The 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course gives you the skills and confidence you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.
The course will include primary and secondary survey, extrication, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life-threatening situations, splinting, bandaging, heat and cold injuries, disease and infection, snake and insect bites & stings, shock, head injuries, water purification, fluid replacement, building first aid kits and much more. At least 50% of this class is hands-on training and practice.
Our WFA certification is provided by ECSI and endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Wilderness First Aid
Friday, Aug. 22nd 2014 at 1pm to Sunday, Aug. 24th 2014 at 5pm
12130 Dixon Center Rd
Instructor: Sam Coffman began his medical education in the military as a U.S. Special Forces Medic (aka Green Beret medic) in 1989. At that same time, he became highly interested in herbalism as a way to provide health care in remote regions with a minimum of medical supplies, both for acute care and trauma as well as for chronic conditions.
This was the start of a long journey into the world of plant medicine for Sam, and after 1000’s of clinical hours as both a medic on teams and in military emergency rooms, as well as working with herbs throughout following decades, Sam’s primary goal has become the creation of an integrative medical model that embraces both vitalistic and mechanistic aspects of herbalism into a collaboration with allopathic (orthodox) models of diagnosis and treatment.
Sam founded and runs a survival and herbalism school (The Human Path) offering classes throughout central Texas, as well as a non-profit organization (Herbal Medics) which are both focused on providing herbal and integrative health care education and treatment in remote and disaster areas around the world. Sam also teaches survival and austere medicine to doctors, nurses and other medical staff who are preparing to embark into disaster-relief areas around the world.