Course curriculum

  • 2

    Basic Concepts

    • Chapter Overview: Basic Concepts

    • Slide Handouts: Basic + Core Concepts

    • Basic + Core Concepts

    • Slide Handouts: Human Body Key Concepts

    • The Human Body: Key Concepts

    • Slide Handouts: BSI, PPE + COVID-19

    • Body Substance Isolation + COVID-19

    • Section Review: Basic Concepts

  • 3

    Risk Management + Legal Considerations

    • Chapter Overview: Risk Management + Legal Considerations

    • Slide Handouts: Risk Management

    • Risk Management

    • Slide Handouts: First Aid Kits + Medications

    • First Aid Kits + Medications

    • Helpful Guides: First Aid Kits + Meds

    • OTC Medications

    • Real First Aid Kits

    • Devin's Wilderness First Aid Kit

    • Building a First Aid Kit

    • Slide Handouts: Medical-Legal Considerations

    • Medical-Legal Considerations

    • Handouts & Downloads: Documentation + SOAP Notes

    • Documentation + SOAP Notes

    • Chapter Review: Risk Management + Legal Considerations

  • 4

    The Patient Assessment System

    • Chapter Overview: Patient Assessment System

    • The Patient Assessment System

    • Course Materials: Patient Assessment System

    • Slide Handouts: Intro to Patient Assessment

    • Patient Assessment: An Overview

    • Patient Assessment: Instructional Video

    • Patient Assessment in Real Life...

    • The Dogwood Incident

    • Slide Handouts: The Scene Size-Up

    • The Scene Size-Up

    • Slide Handouts: Initial Patient Assessment

    • The Initial (Primary) Patient Assessment

    • The Initial Patient Assessment

    • The Focused (Secondary) Patient Assessment

    • Slide Handouts: Focused (Secondary) Patient Exam

    • Focussssed Exam

    • How To: Take a Heart Rate

    • How To: Take a Respiratory Rate

    • ASSIGNMENT: Vital Signs Practice

    • Slide Handouts + Cheat Sheet: Head-To-Toe Physical Exam

    • The Head-to-Toe Physical Exam

    • Slide Handouts: Evacuation Considerations

    • Evacuation Considerations

    • Helicopter Ops (LZ Safety)

    • Tips for Finding Cell Phone Reception

    • Rescue Beacons

    • Time to Practice!

    • Chapter Review: Patient Assessment System

    • How's Your Patient Assessment Going?

    • Let Us Know!

  • 5

    Airway + Cardiovascular Emergencies

    • Chapter Overview: Airway + Cardiovascular Emergencies

    • Slide Handouts: Airway Issues + Management

    • Airway Issues + Management

    • Rescue Breathing 101

    • Rescue Breathing: Adult

    • Rescue Breathing: Pediatric

    • Slide Handouts: Supplemental Oxygen Administration

    • Supplemental Oxygen Administration

    • Slide Handouts: Common Airway Emergencies

    • Common Airway Emergencies

    • Choking

    • Choking: First Aid

    • Slide Handouts: Chest + Thoracic Cavity Injuries

    • Chest + Thoracic Cavity Injuries

    • What is Shock?

    • Slide Handouts: Shock + ASR

    • Shock + ASR

    • An Intro to Cardiac Emergencies

    • Slide Handout: Cardiac Emergencies, CPR + AEDs

    • An Intro to Cardiac Emergencies

    • CPR + AED Use

    • How To: CPR (Lay + BLS Responder)

    • CPR in Wilderness + Remote Settings

    • Slide Handouts: Stress Management + Death

    • Stress Management + Death

    • How do YOU Handle Stress?

    • Section Review: Airway, Breathing & Cardiac Emergencies

  • 6

    Brain + Spine Injuries

    • Chapter Overview: Brain + Spine Injuries

    • Traumatic Brain Injuries

    • Slide Handouts: Traumatic Brain Injuries

    • TBI's

    • Spinal Column Injuries

    • Slide Handouts: Spinal Column Injuries

    • Spinal Column Injuries (Part I)

    • Spinal Column Injuries (Part II)

    • The CWS C-Spine Rule

    • Slide Handouts: Focused Spine Assessment

    • Focused Spine Assessment

    • Slide Handouts: Patient Lifting + Packaging

    • Patient Lifting + Packaging

    • Assignment 1 — The Scenario

    • Assignment 1 — Treatment Plan

    • Assignment 2 — The Scenario

    • Assignment 2 — Treatment Plan

    • Assignment 3 — The Scenario

    • Assignment 3 — Treatment Plan

    • Section Review: TBI's + Spinal Column Injuries

  • 7

    Soft Tissue Injuries

    • Section Overview: Soft Tissue Injuries

    • Soft Tissue Injuries 101

    • Basic Wound Management

    • Slide Handouts: Soft Tissue Injuries (Parts I + II)

    • Soft Tissue Injuries (Part I)

    • Soft Tissue Injuries (Part II)

    • Stop The Bleed (promo)

    • Burns + Blisters 101

    • Slide Handouts: Burns

    • Burns

    • Slide Handouts: Blister Care

    • Blister Care

    • Section Review: Soft Tissue Injuries

  • 8

    Abdominal Emergencies

    • Section Overview: Abdominal Emergencies

    • Abdominal Illnesses + Injuries

    • Assessing the Abdomen (Part I)

    • Assessing the Abdomen (Part II)

    • Slide Handouts: Abdominal Emergencies

    • Abdominal Emergencies

    • Treatment Principles

    • Appendicitis

    • Gastroenteritis

    • Constipation

    • Kidney Stones

    • Ectopic Pregnancy + Feminine Issues

    • Abdominal Eviscerations

    • Evacuation Criteria

    • Section Review: Abdominal Emergencies

  • 9

    Orthopedic Injuries

    • Chapter Overview: Orthopedic Injuries

    • Orthopedic Injuries: The Basics

    • Assessing Orthopedic Injuries

    • Slide Handouts: Orthopedic Injuries

    • Slide Handouts: Dislocation Management

    • Slide Handouts: Chest + Thoracic Cavity Injuries

    • Chest + Thoracic Cavity Injuries

    • Chapter Review: Orthopedic Injuries

    • Homework Assignment: Splinting Practice

    • Assignment 3 — The Scenario

    • Assignment 3 — Photo Upload

    • Assignment 4 — The Scenario

    • Assignment 4 — Photo Upload

  • 10

    Backcountry Illnesses

    • Chapter Overview: Backcountry Illnesses

    • Backcountry + Sudden Illnesses

    • Slide Handouts: Backcountry Illnesses

    • Slide Handouts: Hygiene, Food + Water Issues

    • Slide Handouts: Toxins + Poisoning

    • Severe Allergies 101: Anaphylaxis

    • Slide Handouts: Allergies + Anaphylaxis (& Epinephrine Administration)

    • How to Use an EpiPen + Access the Remainder

    • Chapter Review: Backcountry Illnesses

  • 11

    Thermoregulation + Altitude Illnesses

    • Chapter Overview: Thermoregulation + Altitude Emergencies

    • Thermoregulation Basics

    • Slide Handouts: Thermoregulation + Heat Illnesses

    • Thermoregulation + Heat Illnesses

    • Cold Emergencies

    • Slide Handouts: Cold Emergencies

    • Cold Emergencies

    • An Intro to Altitude Illnesses

    • Slide Handouts: Altitude Illnesses

    • Altitude Illnesses

    • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    • Slide Handouts: Avalanche Safety

    • Chapter Review: Thermoregulation + Altitude Illnesses

  • 12

    Environmental

    • Chapter Overview: Environmental Emergencies

    • Lightning Safety Basics

    • Slide Handouts: Lightning Safety

    • Lightning Safety

    • Lightning Safety Rules

    • Treating Lightning Injuries

    • North American Snakebites

    • Venomous North American Snakes

    • Slide Handouts: North American Snakebites

    • N. American Venomous Snakebites

    • Understanding Snakebites

    • Slide Handouts: Venomous Marine Life

    • Venomous Marine Life

    • Slide Handouts: Spiders + Scorpions

    • Spiders + Scorpions

    • Slide Handouts: Tick Safety

    • Tick Safety

    • Bear Safety 101

    • Bear Safety Rules

    • Slide Handouts: Bear Safety

    • Bear Safety

    • Bear Spray Basics

    • Slide Handouts: Boating + Water Safety

    • Cold Water Boot Camp (USA)

    • Chapter Review: Environmental Emergencies

  • 13

    Additional Topics

    • Chapter Overview: Additional Topics

    • Slide Handouts: Pediatric Emergencies

    • Slide Handouts: Gender Specific Emergencies

    • Slide Handouts: Search + Rescue Basics

  • 14

    Final Exam + Wrap-Up

    • Course Wrap–Up

    • Before You Take Your Exam...

    • Exit Survey

    • FINAL WRITTEN EXAM