Instructor Training Course (Wilderness First Responder) Module IV
Jan
21
to Jan 27

Instructor Training Course (Wilderness First Responder) Module IV

The Instructor Training Course is a joint program between The Pathfinder School and the Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group that is designed to provide you with the training you need so that you can become a Wilderness Survival Instructor.

We understand that not everyone will have enough time off to take the entire 42-day course consecutively (although some will). The course is broken down into individual modules so that it can be taken consecutively, or pieced together over time as a candidates schedule and finances permit. Adequate time is given between modules to allow for travel between training locations.

Who is this course for?

This Instructor Training Course Module is the most intensive survival instructor medical training currently available. No experience is necessary. It is meant for those who have little to no prior medical experience but want to learn, candidates who already have professional medical licensure and experience but want to enhance their skills and marketability, and everyone in between.

This course is not just about being able to perform skills; it teaches a deeper understanding so that you can think your way through a medical incident. This course will be both mentally and physically challenging. Candidates will be required to learn skills to a higher level than a traditional Wilderness First Responder program. Assuming responsibility for the health and welfare of students or clientele is a challenge you should take very seriously, and our training prepares you for such a role.

Instructor Candidates who successfully complete this training will receive a certification from both the Pathfinder School LLC and the Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group LLC. In addition, candidates will receive a Wilderness First Responder certificate from Off-Grid Medic, LLC. It is important to note that completion of this module will NOT certify candidates as Wilderness First Responder instructors.

Who can attend?

For 2019, candidates may attend the Wilderness First Responder module prior to attending any other module so that graduation can be accomplished on schedule.

Instructor Training Course - Wilderness First Responder Module

Module 4 of the Instructor Training Course will be taught at the Georgia Bushcraft school location in the Piedmont Area of East Central Georgia. This phase will teach medical-specific knowledge and skills that are a blend of both modern and primitive techniques. This module is 7 days in duration. Challenging day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material.

The curriculum includes: Human Anatomy and Physiology; Patient Assessment Skills; Vital Signs; Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries; Muscle and Bone Injuries; Head and Spinal Injuries; Thermal Injuries; Recognizing and Treating Shock; Medical Emergencies in the Wild; Bites, Stings and Envenomations; Environmental Exposure; Biological Hazards; Emergency and Improvised Carries; Expedition Planning and Medical Surveillance; Incident Command for Wilderness Medical Events; Indications and Use of Medical Grade Oxygen; and Rotary Aircraft Ground Operations. Candidates that successfully complete this module can continue on to the other modules and further enhance their skills while gaining familiarity and valuable experience in different environments.

Required equipment list: This content of this program is very heavy on improvised solutions to medical issues. As a result, no specialized equipment beyond what was purchased for Module 1 should be required.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued after 14 days prior to the scheduled start date and time of each Phase.

All students are required to read and sign the Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group LLC Waiver of Liability and Release.

Graduation Policy:

This is a Certification Course. All Instructor Candidates must successfully complete each module to receive a certification. Recycles may be authorized for a particular module dependent upon the circumstances and is at the sole discretion of the instructor cadre. Voluntarily withdrawing from a module (quitting/tapping out) will not be afforded a recycle or refund.

Physical injuries that do not allow an Instructor Candidate to continue will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Medical recycles are at the sole discretion of the Primary Instructor and most senior medical staff for that module.

Recycles will be at an additional cost to the Instructor Candidate. The cost will vary depending on the module, but will be on par with the daily rate of the entire course.

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1118-A
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1118-A

This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills.  Class size is strictly limited to 20 students.  For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, and a headlamp.  Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine. Come prepared!  

Curriculum Covers:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Assessment Skills, Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries, Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spinal Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Recognizing and Treating Shock, Medical Emergencies in the Wild, Bites, Stings and Envenomations, Environmental Exposure, Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters.

Location: Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp, 1150 Carruth Road, Watkinsville, Georgia, USA

Food & Lodging: Primitive camping is available on site for this course at no additional charge. Water is available on site. Meals are not provided. However, gas and charcoal grills are available for your convenience.

Price: $160.00

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CPR Certification (Adult, Child and Infant) GABC Fall Gathering
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

CPR Certification (Adult, Child and Infant) GABC Fall Gathering

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike anyone at any time. Do you have the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond to an unresponsive person? Is your certification current and up to date with the 2015 guidelines? Do you know how to use an Automated External Defibrillator? If someone begins choking, would you know what to do? Are you familiar with the current administration guidelines for Narcan?

Join us for an informative, educational program in a relaxed environment. Curriculum covers cardiac arrest, CPR, AED and choking in the adult, child and infant patient. Participants who complete the program will receive an ASHI CPR and AED Certification Card, which is valid for two years. Class size is strictly limited to ten (10) students.

Preregistration is required, and spaces are limited!

This program is being offered to valid ticket holders at the Georgia Bushcraft Fall Gathering, located at 1150 Carruth Road in Watkinsville, Georgia.

Price: $35.00. Includes Certification Card.

What better way to kick of a great weekend by learning skills that can save a life! Participants should meet at the Off Grid Medic vendor booth five minutes prior to class start time.

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1018-B
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1018-B

This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills.  Class size is strictly limited to 20 students.  For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, and a headlamp.  Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine. Come prepared!  

Curriculum Covers:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Assessment Skills, Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries, Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spinal Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Recognizing and Treating Shock, Medical Emergencies in the Wild, Bites, Stings and Envenomations, Environmental Exposure, Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters.

Location: The Woodsrunner School of Self Reliance, 2664 Stomp Springs Rd., Clinton, SC

Food & Lodging: Primitive camping is available on site for this course at no additional charge. Water is available on site. Meals are not provided.

Price: $160.00

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1018-A
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 1018-A

This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills.  Class size is strictly limited to 20 students.  For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, and a headlamp.  Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine. Come prepared!  

Curriculum Covers:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Assessment Skills, Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries, Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spinal Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Recognizing and Treating Shock, Medical Emergencies in the Wild, Bites, Stings and Envenomations, Environmental Exposure, Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters.

Location: The Woodsrunner School of Self Reliance, 2664 Stomp Springs Rd., Clinton, SC

Food & Lodging: Primitive camping is available on site for this course at no additional charge. Water is available on site. Meals are not provided.

Price: $160.00

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Considered the "Gold Standard" in non-practitioner Wilderness Medicine training, this program builds on material covered in our WFA course. Class size is strictly limited to 10 students.

This challenging program is being taught in conjunction with Self Reliance Outfitters and the Pathfinder School, LLC near Jackson, Ohio. Spots are very limited for this exciting learning opportunity!

Prerequisite:  Current and valid Off Grid Medic WFA Certification.

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 0918-A (Girls Who Hike - Georgia Chapter)
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 0918-A (Girls Who Hike - Georgia Chapter)

It's a Women's Woods Weekend! This 18-hour interactive course is designed for anyone who spends time in the wild or for anyone who has an interest in improving their medical skills. 

This women's-only program is strictly reserved for members of the Girls Who Hike - Georgia Chapter, and is limited to 20 students. 

For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, and a headlamp.  Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted outdoors rain or shine, so come prepared!  

Curriculum Covers:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Assessment Skills, Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries, Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spinal Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Recognizing and Treating Shock, Medical Emergencies in the Wild, Bites, Stings and Envenomations, Environmental Exposure, Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters.

Location: Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp, 1150 Carruth Road, Watkinsville, Georgia, USA

This course has been approved by the Georgia Peace Officer's Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council for 18 hours of continuing education credit. During registration, please let us know if you will be seeking P.O.S.T. credit for your training.

Food & Lodging: For students who choose to camp for the weekend, primitive sites are available for this course at no additional charge. Water is available on site, as well as solar showers. Meals are not provided. However, gas and charcoal grills are available for your convenience.

Price: $160.00 - Includes Textbook and Certification Card!

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Skills Evolution Workshop
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Skills Evolution Workshop

In response to feedback from our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) program graduates, we are proud to announce our Off Grid Medic Skills Evolution Workshops! These are one-day, one-night events open to WFA and WFR graduates only, in which WE provide the scenarios, moulage, patient actors and debriefing sessions and YOU get to have all the fun!

HOW IT WORKS

REGISTER for the program by clicking below!

SHOW UP with your own medical gear or simply use ours. Many of our program grads have expressed an interest in fine-tuning their own personal kits, and we see no better way to hone kit mentality than through challenging, realistic scenarios.

PARTICIPATE in as many, or as few, exercises as you’d like. Expect a minimum of SIX different scenarios during the workshop, each with its own unique challenges!

NETWORK and LEARN from other WFA or WFR graduates, not just the teammates you attended with—there’s more of you out there than you think!

TRAIN in additional roles within the Incident Command System (ICS). Satisfied with your patient care capabilities? Awesome! Challenge yourself in a logistics, safety or incident commander role!

IMPROVE your confidence and skill set! This program is for YOUR benefit, so expect that same great level of instruction and feedback that makes our Off Grid Medic programs so successful! You worked hard to earn your WFA or WFR training certification—don’t get rusty on your skills due to lack of practice!

$50.00 per participant fee covers it all! Register today!

Scenarios will be conducted from 8:30 AM to midnight on Saturday, June 16, 2018 and will include single and multiple-patient events!

These programs will be held at the Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp. Overnight camping is available at no additional charge!

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CPR, AED and Choking (Crew 4900)
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

CPR, AED and Choking (Crew 4900)

This CPR and AED course is reserved only for parents, leaders and Venture Scouts from BSA Crew 4900. Class size is strictly limited to 20 students. This course will be offered immediately following the Wilderness First Aid program at the Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp. All courses are conducted rain or shine, so come prepared!

In 2014, over 424,000 patients suffered an Out-of-Hospital-Cardiac-Arrest (OHCA). Of those initially treated by Emergency Medical Services, 10.6 percent survived. Of the bystander-witnessed cases in which high-quality CPR was initiated and individuals had a heart rhythm that could be treated effectively with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), 31.4 percent survived. These statistics define the importance of learning Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of an AED.

This 3-hour course teaches students how to:

·         Recognize an Emergency

·         Respond to an Unconscious Adult

·         Respond to an Unconscious Child

·         Respond to an Unconscious Infant

·         Properly Perform Adult, Child and Infant CPR

·         Properly Use an AED

·         Properly Intervene with a Choking Patient

·         Correctly Utilize the Recovery Position

Students who successfully pass the required practical and written examinations will be issued a Certification Card valid for two years.

Price: $35.00- Includes textbook and certification card.

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Wilderness First Aid (Crew 4900)
Feb
23
to Feb 25

Wilderness First Aid (Crew 4900)

This 18-hour interactive course is reserved only for parents, leaders and Venture Scouts from BSA Crew 4900. Class size is strictly limited to 20 students.  For class, bring a comfortable chair, clothing suitable for the conditions, a notebook, and a headlamp.  For camping, bring your standard, weather appropriate gear. Day and night scenarios are a critical learning tool for this material. All classes are conducted rain or shine, so come prepared!  

Curriculum Covers:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Assessment Skills, Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries, Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spinal Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Recognizing and Treating Shock, Medical Emergencies in the Wild, Bites, Stings and Envenomations, Environmental Exposure, Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters.

Location: Georgia Bushcraft Basecamp, 1150 Carruth Road, Watkinsville, Georgia, USA

Food & Lodging: Primitive camping is available on site for this course at no additional charge. Water is available on site. Meals are not provided. However, gas and charcoal grills will be available for your convenience.

Price: $100.00 - Includes Textbook and Certification Card

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