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First Aid Group
Posted on December 1, 2013 by Nate L
For the first few weeks of school, Wildlands has been kicking off the school year with big group projects run by the teachers. One such project was a Wilderness First Aid project. With Mr. Fields as our advisor, we have been meeting in the classroom and discussing proper first aid in the backcountry when modern medical attention is not readily available.
During this class Mr. Fields taught us the Patient Assessment System where we learn exactly what to do when administering care to the patient. There are seven parts of the Patient Assessment System. The steps in this order are: size up the situation, identify life threats, do a full head to toe exam, track vital signs, find out about the patients' medical history, make a plan on how to handle the patient, and monitor the patient. To learn about these things Mr. Fields gave us lectures and then we had to perform scenarios to validate the learning. For our last scenario Mr. Fields had a group of students and one of the teachers pretend they were attacked by a bear.
Learning Wilderness First Aid was very important for us to learn since at Wildlands we do a lot of activities in the backcountry and it is helpful to have basic knowledge of first aid. Even though we are done with the class, we are still planning one last activity to wrap up this project. We are hoping to have people from the Red Cross come teach us CPR, but it is going to cost 2000 dollars, so we need your help. We have started a fundraiser online, if you would like to donate go on to Youcaring.com and search Wildlands-To serve and save. Donations of any amount are appreciated.
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