Shelter In Place First Aid

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The Shelter In Place First Aid course is designed to assist families and friends sheltering in place or caught in disaster to assess and care for medical problems and injury with guidelines for when to seek advanced medical care. 

In 2002, Landmark Learning and CORE Expeditions created the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes Relief Medic Program, initially named Mission Medic. We had traveled extensively whitewater kayaking, teaching wilderness medicine and river rescue skills to local guides. We wanted to do more for the indigenous communities of Ecuador, connecting our wilderness medicine students to medical brigades supported by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health. From 2005-2010, two week clinical trips were made into the Andes and the Amazon of Ecuador. 

The Ecuadorian Relief Medic expeditions continue through Mingai of Ecuador. To learn more about the the Ecuadorian Relief Medic program visit www.mingai.org

In 2010, Landmark Learning began moving our energy from overseas back to US soil. We interviewed medical brigades leaving for Haiti, as well as mission and building teams visiting parts of Boliva and Guatemala. We discovered that many of these teams were traveling with good intentions but a lack of training to care for themselves or assist medical professionals in medical triage and patient assessment. We created the Community Relief Medic Program, a two day version of the Relief Medic program for training groups in the United States. 

Now in 2019, the Shelter In Place First Aid course is an online, four-hour version of Community Relief Medic. This course is  designed to assist families and friends sheltering in place or caught in disaster to assess and care for medical problems and injury with guidelines for when to seek advanced medical care. This course does not provide certification, cognitive testing or practical skills assessment.

Course Outline

  • Psychological First Aid 
  • Communicable Disease and Transmission Prevention                 
  • Medical and Medications Supply Considerations
  • Patient Assessment
  • Colds and Influenza
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Breathing Problems
  • Unresponsive Patients
  • Diabetic Problems
  • Abdominal Problems                
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Infections 
  • Burns Care
  • Extremity Injury
  • Course Manual in PDF for download

Packing List

  • Notebook and pen
  • Watch
  • Disposable gloves (preferred)
  • T-shirt
  • Scissors or shears (blunt tip preferred)
  • Roller gauze (optional)
  • Steri-strips (optional)
  • 4×4 gauze (optional)
  • Tape (medical tape preferred)
  • Irrigation Syringe (preferred)
  • Blanket
  • (2) Long sleeve shirts or jackets
  • (2-3) other shirts

General Information

Course Length

4-6 hours, self-study

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. This course is appropriate for adults, teens, and youths, ages 10 and up.

Certifications Received

This course does not provide certification, cognitive testing or practical skills assessment.

Course Length

None.

Course Expectations

Students will have seven (7) days from the registration of the Shelter In Place First Aid course to watch all of the videos and practice course demonstrations.  Students will have access to instructors through discussion boards. Students are not required to complete a written or skills exam.  

You will watch lecture videos at your own pace, interspersed with skills demonstrations. You will benefit from pausing the video to gather household items to improvise the gear needed to complete the skills. Then watch the demo and practice on someone at home several times before going on to the next section.

This course does not provide certification.

Participants Gain

  • Patient assessment experience
  • Practical medical care skills
  • Designs for medical supplies
  • Core knowledge on common medical problems and injury
  • Basic care principles for medical problems and injury
  • Decision making for when to seek advanced medical care
  • Student manual as a reference during and after the course

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Telephone: (828) 293-5384

Email: main@landmarklearning.org

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