The Medic: Water Rescue - 2020, The Human Path, Saturday, 11. July 2020

The Medic: Water Rescue
In September of 2018, more than 90 people were rescued from floodwaters following Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.  In May 2015, the Blanco River rose over thirteen inches overnight in a flood that surprised and devastated the community of Wimberly, TX.
Many emergency rescue skills can be forgotten if you don’t use them on a regular basis.  In the panic of an emergency or finding someone in distress in the water, it is easy to forget safe rescue techniques and potentially put yourself in danger trying to help.
This is an introduction 4-hour hands-on workshop where we will discuss what to expect in a water rescue situation, how to safely assist someone injured in the water and tools you can use in an emergency.   Students will get practice running through training to become familiar with the methods to get a victim to dry land safely.
We will cover:


Submersion and immersion victims


Hypothermia: what to do


Basic CPR protocol For Drowning Victims (NOT CPR certification)


Protecting the c-spine in the water


Patient extrication and movement


Rescuer safety precautions


Throw bags and ropes


Rescue knots


Basic River Fording Methods


Hands-on practice in a controlled environment



CLASS INFORMATION
Dates: July 11th, 2020. 9:30am - 1:30pm
Pre-Requisite: none required.  
Location: Detailed directions will be emailed out to all enrolled students prior to the course.

TUITION INFORMATION
Regular Tuition: $35 (Online processing fees apply)
Check/Money Order Discount: $35 (No processing fees)
Cash Discount: $30
If you’ve taken the WFA through THP: $20

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The Medic: Water Rescue - 2020

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