Wilderness First Aid Instruction
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The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.
Programs that provide instruction that addresses lifesaving techniques that may be needed when a person becomes injured or ill or other emergencies occur in remote locations where access to professional medical care is unavailable and transit to a hospital is problematic. Care may need to be given in extreme environments of heat, cold or altitude where proper sanitation, lighting and temperature regulation do not exist and only limited equipment is available. Topics may include managing people who are unconscious or have respiratory problems, skin conditions, spinal or back injuries, broken bones, muscle or joint injuries, gastro-intestinal problems, heat or cold induced injuries or illnesses, ear injuries or other problems; recommended first aid equipment; and principles for triage and care of the deceased. The courses are recommended for surveyors, geologists, exploration teams, teachers, scout leaders, four wheel drive enthusiasts, bushwalkers, climbers, cavers, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides and people who work and/or live in remote locations.
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