Conservancy Sets Wilderness First Aid Course

Conservancy Sets Wilderness First Aid CourseSCHWENKSVILLE PA – Area residents can earn an American Red Cross certification in wilderness first aid as part of a course scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 12-13, 2019) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, 1 Skippack Pike. Registrations for the course are being accepted online, here.

It costs $135 for conservancy members, and $145 for non-members.

Its Wilderness First Aid course “is specifically designed to prepare participants to act and care for emergencies that occur off the beaten path,” the conservancy said on its website. “This course is perfect for scout leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts.” The 16-hour course is taught over two consecutive days, and participants must attend both to qualify for a two-year certification.

Training and certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators also will be provided.

Learning objectives include advanced assessment and evacuation procedures; head, chest, bone and joint injuries; abdominal emergencies, allergic reactions, cold and heat emergencies, shock and heart attacks, controlling bleeding, submersion emergencies, altitude and lightning injuries, and other first aid necessities.

Those attending should enter the conservancy parking lot off Haldeman Road, it said, walk up the gravel path to front patio, and enter through the glass door.

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