My Climb/Rescue Resume

2017 CALENDAR

  1. Chemeketan Climb School, April 2017
  2. Intermediate Snow Skills Class, April 30th, 2017
  3. Middle Sister, Hayden Glacier, TBD 2017

2016 CALENDAR
  1. Wilderness First Aid (October 8-9th 2016 - Silver Falls State Park)
  2. AHA Heartsaver CPR class, September 30th (Drakes Crossing Fire Station)
  3. Intermediate Snow Skills, May 7th 2016
  4. Chemeketan Climb School - April 20, 27 (classroom) and April 30-May 1 (Field) 2016 
  5. March 19, 2016 - Silver Falls Trail Maintenance
  6. CPR Training (AHA Heartsaver) January 29, 2016
2015 CALENDAR
  1. Silver Falls State Park Trail Maintenance, March 14, 2015 
  2. Silver Falls Interpretive Volunteers Needed  
  3. Marion County Team 18 SAR, WFA Class, Camp Tolaoli, May 30-31
  4. Adult and Child CPR and AED class, October  TBD
  5. Wilderness First Aid, Silver Falls November 7-8 
TRACK CLIMB TEAMS PROGRESS
  1. Current (Climbs in the last 7 days) location via SPOT Satellite messenger
WEATHER, FIRE, SNOW and ROADS
  1. North Oregon/ S. Wash Cascades Weather Forecast
  2. NW Avalanche Center (seasonal)
  3. Timberline Lodge Web Cam #1
  4. Other Mt Hood Webcams
  5. Government Camp Web Cam
  6. Santiam Pass Web Cam
  7. Mt Bachelor Webcams
  8. Inciweb (Up to date Regional Fire reporting system)
  9. NW Avalanche Center (enabled for mobile phones)
 CLIMBING CLUBS AND WEBSITES
  1. Cascadeclimbers.com
  2. Chemeketans (Salem) Climb Calendar
  3. Chemeketans Climb Leaders Contact Information
  4. Cascade Adventures (Steve Doughtery)
  5. Mazamas (Portland)
  6. Santiam Alpine
  7. Summit Post

Intermediate Snow Skills, Mt. Hood April 30th, 2017

On Sunday April 30th 2017 I'll be leading a Chemeketan intermediate snow skills class.   We will carpool up to Mt Hood on Sunday morning, arriving at Timberline Lodge parking area (same place as for climb school) between 8 and 8:30 AM.  After gearing up and hiking to the training area we will practice intermediate snow skills including:
  • intro to avalanche assessment/snow pit tests,
  • belaying, and escaping belays, off a snow anchor
  • z-pulley rescues and
  • (for the newer climbers) some exposure to crampon use.
This will be an opportunity for climbers of all levels to test and improve their snow climbing skills. This will be a full day on the snow  I expect we will be wrapping up and back to the Timberline parking lot about 4 pm or so.




Roster: (Full)
  1. Mike Niemeyer (Leader)
  2.  Gill, Forrest
  3. Johansen, Christopher
  4. Langford, Shonee
  5.  Leesman, Christopher
  6. Maerki, Christopher
  7. Morell, Edward
  8. Solis, Lance
  9.  Steiner, Kristi
  10. Zaichenko, Dmitry
  11. Folkenberg, Randy 
  12. Folkenberg, Chantel
  13. King, Rory 
  14. Dewet, Michelle 
  15. Bennett, John 
  16. Bennett, Chuck 
  17. Fansler, Powell  
  18. Moffatt, Bruce
  19. Mclean, Heather
  20. Sierra, Scott
  21. Sierra, Yesica
  22. Nascimento, Emily
  23. Beckner, Lawrence
  24. Angel Munoz
  25. Davis, William (Billy Bob)
  26. Salaz, Chris
  27. Croft, Jerry
  28. Eric Vargas
  29. Wilcox, Rick
  30. Blanton, Craig
  31. Blanton, Sarah
  32. Leslie, Evan
  33. Pennington, Mike
  34. Canfield, Chris
  35. Mevis, Kayla
  36. Martin, Christine
  37. Parks, Daniel
  38. Christiansen, Susan
  39. Gregory, Leora 
  40. Avery, Jay
  41. Destine Davis
  42. Garvey, Shane
  43. Bays, Ken
  44. Sakon, Keita
  45. Wagner, Robert
Objectives:
  1. For the recent climb school students with little snow experience this will be an opportunity to practice being an effective member of a roped team on snow/glacier.  This includes: being able to efficiently tie into the rope system,  move confidently on steep snow using crampons and ice axe, clip efficiently through snow anchors and self-rescue after a fall into a crevasse.
  2. Snow pit compression tests
  3. For the more experienced climbers and assistants (Bold on the roster) this is an opportunity to set up and lead a rope team, belay off of an anchor to bring the team up to your location on steep terrain, and set up and execute a rescue using a z pulley system (for this later skill we will be looking at managing the rescue scene and teamwork - not just the mechanics of building a z-pulley).  
Equipment:
We will be getting into steep snow conditions for this outing. Ice axe, harness, helmet and crampons (fitted to your boots ahead of time) are required. Crampon compatible boots and gators. Sunglasses are also required. I recommend that you pack as you would for a Mt Hood Climb. this will be a good chance to test your gear and food/water options out.

Prussik cords are required. Pulleys, a couple extra carabiners and a snow shovel will be helpful if you have them.  I'd like to have one shovel per rope team.  If you have pickets bring those (But don't go out and buy them if you don't have them already.)

I'll bring snow probes so you can get a feel for what is like to probe the snow for voids (If you have your own probes bring them.)

Please have your gear together and be prepared to carry some group gear (ropes, shovels, etc.) Its best to have a larger pack and have some external straps for lashing down a rope and strapping on an ice axe (i.e., don't come with a small textbook type daypack.  I've got nothing against Care Bears but their equipment line rarely includes ice axe loops.)

We will be getting into the snow so a waterproof outer shell layer is important and an extra set of gloves to swap out when your first pair gets wet. See Gear List #4.  Bring plenty of water (at least 2 liters) and food as we won't be returning to the cars during the day. Leader will be carrying, hypowrap materials, first aid kit, SPOT rescue beacon and cell phone 503-910-9726. If you have a Motorola type recreational radio please bring it set to Channel 10 code 5.

Location
We will head NE out of the Timberline parking lot and about 1000 ft vertical to seek some suitable steep terrain on the edge of the white river canyon. 

Travel
For carpooling Sunday morning those leaving from the Salem Motor pool lot should plan on leaving at 6:00 am.  I'll send a group email out to give you a chance to connect with others for a ride.  Please don't plan on showing up at the park-and-ride lot without pre-arranging a ride - there may not be anyone there!  State Motor Pool in Salem - This will be the best option for folks in Salem or points south. Let me know if you are interested in this option.  

Permits? - This will be the last official day of snow park permit season.  So technically you need a permit.  Will they be enforcing it on the last day?  Do you feel lucky?

Training Curriculum:
1) Assistants and helpers (Bold on the roster above): Chris Salaz is coordinating a pre-training event on Saturday for assistants who are interested in getting in a little more skills practice.  Chris will be emailing you directly with those details. (Please bring your own pickets if you have them as we will need to augment the club pickets for this event.)

2) Sunday about 8 am- Group assembles at the end of the "climbers" parking lot: Assign teams; Issue group gear: Pickets (1 per person) shovels (1 per team), ropes (1 x 50 meter half-rope per team). Leaders check teams gear (e.g., no sharp things swinging off of the packs, everyone has sunglasses, has put on sunblock, etc) FRS radios to Channel 10 Code 5.

3) Once in our practice area we will do snow pit tests to access avalanche conditions and briefly discuss snow cave construction.   I have a snow saw and various snow assessment tools.  We will be doing the compression test after digging out and isolating a snow column and also assessing the hardness of the snow layers. 
4)Establishing and moving rope teams rigged for Glacier travel. The goal of this exercise is for the recent climb school students to practice being an effective member of a roped team on snow/glacier, using crampons (if conditions are appropriate.)   This includes: being able to efficiently tie into the rope system and move confidently on steep snow. (For the more experienced climbers and assistants this is an opportunity to set up and lead a rope team.) The rope team leader will take their team to an area suitable for crevasse rescue practice.  (Coaching on good rope management, improving steps, etc.)

5)  Crevasse rescue scenario: The goal of this exercise is for the recent climb school students  be able to self-rescue after a fall into a crevasse using prussiks and gain familiarity with the Z-pulley system. For the more experienced climbers and assistants set up and execute a rescue using a z pulley system (for this later skill we will be looking at managing the rescue scene and teamwork - not just the mechanics of building a z-pulley). SCENARIO: Rope team members 1 and 2 arrest fall of member #3 and set up z Pulley. Member #3 initiates self-rescue.  This will be a full scenario beginning with the fall and team arrest. (i.e. not just the mechanical aspects of rigging the system)

6)  Belaying on steep snow: The goal of this exercise is for the recent climb school students be able to belay the leader on steep snow. For the more experienced climbers and assistants this is a chance to practice establishing and belaying off of anchors on steep snow and, as time allows, escaping the belay using a Munter-Mule.  


Mt Hood weather

Optional Online Homework:
  1. Z - pulley (Mazamas) 
  2. Z-pulley (Mountaineers) 
  3. Crevasse Rescue Fails
  4. Avalanche Pit Test  , Avalanche Pit Test #2Avalanche Pit Test #3
  5. Extended column avalanche test
  6. Munter mule
  7. Direct vs indirect belays
  8. Snow Cave Limitations/Dangers
  9. Snow Cave construction
  10. Snow Cave Construction

Heartsaver CPR Class September 2016

Heartsaver CPR AED Class, Friday Evening September 30th, 2016

I'll be offering an American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult CPR/AED Class on Friday evening, September 30th from 7 to  about 9 pm (could run a bit longer depending on class size) at the Drakes Crossing Fire Station at 19364 Powers Creek Loop RD NE Silverton, OR 97381. 

COURSE CONTENT
  • Adult CPR and AED use 
  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care 
  • Optional modules in child CPR (for those who would like to stay after to complete that module. 
  • Successful participants will receive an AHA CPR/AED card good for 2 years. 
ROSTER
  1. Leif Wisdahl 
  2. James Green 
  3. Keith Garlinghouse 
  4. Croghan, Lyndsay 
  5. Bittel, Emily 
  6. Bittel, Jason  
  7. Robert, Joanna 
  8. Chonteh Rivertree
Waitlist
  1. Justin Clark
  2.  

TO PREPARE FOR CLASS
  • Course text book Heartsaver CPR. I'll have copies available for review in class for you to look at but recommend you purchase and read the text prior to class. 
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require kneeling, bending, standing, and lifting. 
  • If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment to accommodate you. Also please tell your instructor if you are allergic to latex.
OPTIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS
TO REGISTER

Send Mike Niemeyer an email to reserve your spot and bring a check for $25 to the class, made out to "Drakes Crossing RFPD." (If this class fills priority will be given to participants in the Wilderness first Aid class the following weekend.)

Silver Falls Trail Maintenance, March 19th 2016


Thank you to our mighty Chemeketan Trail Crew - The Perimeter Trail is now clear of trees! (Pictures below) Crew: Matt Rieke; Katie Woodward; Mike Niemeyer; Aaron Reyna; Mark Olsen; Kenneth Jones; Gayle Geraths; Don Geraths; Chuck Bennett; Brett Milliken; and Andree Bain - and Ranger Steve Hernandez.









********pre trip write-up********************
As part of the Chemeketans sponsorship of Silver Falls State Park we provide trail maintenance at the park a couple times a year. This is an event open to everyone who is interested in supporting Silver Falls Sate Park.

For the project on March 19th we will meet at the park office at 9 am and take 4wd vehicles up the Y camp fire road to a staging area at the Buck Mountain loop/ Perimeter trail. See map below. The Red line is the route we have taken before, the yellow are possible exit routes if no ones wants to take the same way back, and the blue route is an alternative vehicle accessible route (4x4 only).  We could even split the group in half and start on different sides.

Ranger Steve will stage a Gator (ATV) to help shuttle people and supplies to the work area.  Project will consist of a clearing blowdown from this winter. Trip goes rain or shine. Park will supply all needed tools but you will need water, food, gloves, sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather. (Ranger Steve said he ran into some patches of snow on Wednesday.) We will be done by 1 PM.
Email Mike Niemeyer to register and let me know if you are interested in carpooling from Salem and I'll connect you with others who want top carpool.


Intermediate Snow Skills, May 7th 2016

On Saturday May 7th, 2016 I'll be leading a Chemeketan intermediate snow skills class.   We will carpool up to Mt Hood on Saturday morning, arriving at Timberline Lodge parking area (same place as for climb school) between 8 and 8:30 AM.  (Note: No snow park permit needed.) After gearing up and hiking to the training area we will practice intermediate snow skills including:
  • intro to avalanche assessment/snow pit tests,
  • belaying, and escaping belays, off a snow anchor
  • z-pulley rescues and
  • (for the newer climbers) some exposure to crampon use.
This will be an opportunity for climbers of all levels to test and improve their snow climbing skills. This will be a full day on the snow  I expect we will be wrapping up and back to the Timberline parking lot about 3 pm or so.

To register email Mike Niemeyer at mikessummits@gmail.com  with your contact information and a brief explanation of your climbing experience (If you just finished climb school and have no other experience that's fine - just let me know so we can plan accordingly.) 





Roster:
  1. Mike Niemeyer (Leader)
  2. Milan Apeltauer
  3. Bauer, Kelly   
  4. Benitez, Fernando (Helper)
  5. Blanton, Craig (Helper)
  6. Elston, Kevin
  7. Folin, Steve
  8. Fredrickson, Justin    
  9. Gill, Forrest  (Helper)
  10. Hart, Gary      
  11. Ibele, Austin   
  12. Lande, Peter        
  13. Salaz, Chris (Provisional leader)
  14. Starr, Bryan   
  15. Wolfgang, Jared
  16. Surely (Ken) Jones (Helper)
  17. Tyler Plagmann
  18. Sue Nelson (Helper)
  19. Kelley Simons 
  20. Gordon Kenyon
  21. Jay Howe (Helper) 
  22. Josef Larsen
Waitlist (Unfortunately, as of 5/3 it looks like we won't be able to accommodate on the wait list.)
  1. Jason Bittel
  2. Emily Bittel
  3. Christopher W. Leesman
  4. Leif Wisdahl
  5. Aaron Lopez 
Objectives:
  1. For the recent climb school students with little snow experience this will be an opportunity to practice being an effective member of a roped team on snow/glacier.  This includes: being able to efficiently tie into the rope system,  move confidently on steep snow using crampons and ice axe, clip efficiently through snow anchors and self-rescue after a fall into a crevasse.
  2. Snow pit compression tests
  3. For the more experienced climbers and assistants this is an opportunity to set up and lead a rope team, belay off of an anchor to bring the team up to your location on steep terrain, and set up and execute a rescue using a z pulley system (for this later skill we will be looking at managing the rescue scene and teamwork - not just the mechanics of building a z-pulley).  
Equipment:
We will be getting into steep snow conditions for this outing. Ice axe, harness, helmet and crampons (fitted to your boots ahead of time) are required. Crampon compatible boots and gators. Sunglasses are also required. I recommend that you pack as you would for a Mt Hood Climb. this will be a good chance to test your gear and food/water options out.  Prussik cords are required. Pulleys, a couple extra carabiners and shovels will be helpful if you have them.  I'd like to have one shovel per rope team.

Please have your gear together and be prepared to carry some group gear (ropes, shovels, etc.) Its best to have a larger pack and have some external straps for lashing down a rope and strapping on an ice axe (i.e., don't come with a small textbook type daypack.  I've got nothing against Care Bears but their equipment line rarely includes ice axe loops.)

We will be getting into the snow so a waterproof outer shell layer is important and an extra set of gloves to swap out when your first pair gets wet. See Gear List #4.  Bring plenty of water (at least 2 liters) and food as we won't be returning to the cars during the day. Leader will be carrying, hypowrap materials, first aid kit and cell phone 503-910-9726. If you have a Motorola type recreationall radio please bring it set to Channel 10 code 5.

Location
We will head NE out of the Timberline parking lot and about 1000 ft vertical to seek some suitable steep terrain on the edge of the white river canyon. 

Travel
For carpooling Saturday morning those leaving from the Salem Motor pool lot should plan on leaving at 6:00 am.  I'll send a group email out to give you a chance to connect with others for a ride.  Please don't plan on showing up at the park-and-ride lot without pre-arranging a ride - there may not be anyone there!  State Motor Pool in Salem - This will be the best option for folks in Salem or points south. Let me know if you are interested in this option. 

Training Curriculum:

1) Planning Meeting- For those of you attending the Chemeketan Climb School April 1st I'll be available after our closing ceremony at Timberline lodge to answer any questions you might have about gear or preparation for the intermediate snow class. If that doesn't work for you feel free to email or call me with any questions. 

2) Group assembles at the end of the "climbers" parking lot: Assign teams; Issue group gear: Pickets (1 per person) shovels (1 per team), ropes (1 x 50 meter half-rope per team). Leaders check teams gear (e.g., no sharp things swinging off of the packs, everyone has sunglasses, has put on sunblock, etc) FRS radios to Channel 10 Code 5.

2) Once in our practice area we will do snow pit tests to access avalanche conditions and discuss snow cave construction.   I have a snow saw and various snow assessment tools.  We will be doing the compression test after digging out and isolating a snow column and also assessing the hardness of the snow layers. 









3) Establishing and moving rope teams rigged for Glacier travel. The goal of this exercise is for the recent climb school students to practice being an effective member of a roped team on snow/glacier.  This includes: being able to efficiently tie into the rope system and move confidently on steep snow. (For the more experienced climbers and assistants this is an opportunity to set up and lead a rope team.) The rope team leader will take their team to an area suitable for crevasse rescue practice.  (Coaching on good rope management , improving steps, etc.)

4)  Crevasse rescue scenario: The goal of this exercise is for the recent climb school students  be able to self-rescue after a fall into a crevasse using prussiks and gain familiarity with the Z-pulley system. For the more experienced climbers and assistants set up and execute a rescue using a z pulley system (for this later skill we will be looking at managing the rescue scene and teamwork - not just the mechanics of building a z-pulley). SCENARIO: Rope team members 1 and 2 arrest fall of member #3 and set up z Pulley. Member #3 initiates self-rescue.  This will be a full scenario beginning with the fall and team arrest. (i.e. not just the mechanical aspects of rigging the system)

5)  Belaying on steep snow: The goal of this exercise is For the recent climb school students be able to belay the leader on steep snow. For the more experienced climbers and assistants this is a chance to practice establishing and belaying off of anchors on steep snow and, as time allows, escaping the belay using a Munter-Mule.  

AHA First Aid Class, February 5th, 2016 - Cancelled

AHA First Aid Class, February 5th, 2016 - Class Cancelled

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. (Note that this is not a Wilderness First Aid Class and does not cover CPR. See the main menu for those offerings.)

Instructor is Mike Niemeyer. Bio.

Location: Drakes Crossing Fire Station at 19364 Powers Creek Loop RD NE Silverton, OR 97381.

Cost: $25

Class begins at 6 PM.  This course will run 3.5 to 4 hrs depending on experience level of the class.

To Register: Send Mike Niemeyer an email to reserve your spot and bring a check for $20 to the class, made out to "Drakes Crossing RFPD."

ROSTER
  • Mike Niemeyer (instructor)
  • Steve Dougherty
  • Chris Salaz
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TO PREPARE FOR CLASS
  • It is recommended that you read the Heartsaver First Aid handbook listed below.  (Copies of these materials will also be available in class for review.)
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require kneeling, bending, standing, and lifting. 
  • If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment to accommodate you. Also please tell your instructor if you are allergic to latex. 
Optional Materials/Links


    Chemeketan Climb School April 2016

    The Chemeketan Climb School 2016 Schedule is: 

    Classroom sessions (evenings) Wednesday April 20 and 27 with locations to be announced.
    Field sessions will be April 30 at Horsethief Butte (Rock Day) and May 1 at Mt Hood (Snow Day).
    Theresa Conley is the coordinator for climb school. Mike Rudy is the coordinator for Anchor building class on Friday April 29 at Horsethief Butte.For additional information see http://www.chemeketans.org/climbing.asp  







    Heartsaver CPR AED Class January 29, 2016

    CPR instructors Mike Niemeyer (AEMT) and Ethan Hupp (Paramedic) will be offering an American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult CPR/AED Class on Friday evening, January 29th from 7 to  about 9 pm (could run a bit longer depending on class size and experience level) at the Drakes Crossing Fire Station at 19364 Powers Creek Loop RD NE Silverton, OR 97381. 

    COURSE CONTENT
    • Adult CPR and AED use
    • We will be using the current 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
    • Optional modules in child CPR and AED  (for those who would like to stay after to complete that module.  about 45 minutes additional - no extra charge.)
    • Successful participants will receive an AHA CPR/AED card good for 2 years.
    Carpool

    We have a few folks leaving from the State Motorpool lot at 5:45 pm to carpool from Salem.  Email Mike Niemeyer for details if you want to share a ride.

    TO REGISTER

    Send Mike Niemeyer an email to reserve your spot and bring a check for $20 to the class, made out to "Drakes Crossing RFPD." 

    ROSTER
    Mike Niemeyer (Instructor)
    Ethan Hupp (Instructor)
    1. Kenneth Jones
    2. Chris Salaz
    3. Aislinn Adams
    4. Craig Blanton
    5. Sarah Blanton
    6. William Davis
    7. Vince Dunn
    8. Cathy Lazarus
    9. Gabriel Starr
    10. Dalia Andrade
    11. Forrest gill

    TO PREPARE FOR CLASS
    • Heartsaver First Aid andCPR Student Workbook is Available on Amazon as a used book for about $4.00)  This workbook is good for both the Heartsaver CPR class and the Heartsaver First Aid class. I'll have copies available for review in class but recommend you purchase and read the text prior to class. Note that this document has the 2010 protocols.  The 2015 protocols are not yet available in a handbook but you can download an update at 2015 Student Workbook CPR updates
    • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require kneeling, bending, standing, and lifting.
    • If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment to accommodate you. Also please tell your instructor if you are allergic to latex.
    OPTIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS
    1. 2015 Guidelines - Highlights (This is not a required read but if you are looking for the details behind the changes in CPR science its a good place to start.)
    2. Free First Aid APP - The American Red Cross has a helpful first aid app for your smartphone, see http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/first-aid-app

    Team 18 WFA (May 30-31, 2015)

    Wilderness First Aid Course Description - The course will cover first aid skills and decision-making using realistic emergency medical scenarios as might be encountered on a climbing, hiking or backpacking trip in the Cascades.  This will be a fun, intense, hands-on course using  outdoor scenarios in dark, cold, wet conditions.  This interactive, outdoor class is the place to "Take chances, make mistakes and get messy"(Ms. Frizzle) so you can be prepared and confident in aiding injured people you might encounter in remote settings. Participants will receive a wilderness first aid course completion certificate upon successful course completion.     

    Venue - Camp Tolaoli

    Schedule - We begin promptly at 8 AM on Saturday and have an evening scenario after the dinner break Saturday. Sunday we go from 8 am to 5 pm.

    Trainers
    Student Prerequisites and Preparation
    • Must have the ability to lift 40 lbs to participate fully in scenarios (persons with back or other medical issues have the option to sit out patient transportation exercises)
    • Current CPR certification recommended.
    • Students must read and sign a class agreement and release form at the first class or during the registration process.
    • Students will need a watch that displays seconds and a headlamp.
    • Bring a day pack or backpack that can get knocked around a bit – with supplies you’d typically bring on an outing. 
    • Bring an extra thrift-store quality shirt and pants/sweat pants – should you volunteer to be a patient in a scenario. A small foam pad is optional - something for you to sit or kneel on when you are outside assisting a patient.
    • Wear/bring warm clothes and a waterproof shell layer or rain pants/coat appropriate for the weather for this weekend.
    • Bring a towel or rags to dry off as we come in from outside scenarios.
    Course reading:  Students receive a copy of the course text as part of the course fee (Text will be provided to you - don't purchase this on your own.) This is a highly interactive course that will have students diving into things right away.  To get the most out of it students will need to have read the course text (AAOS Wilderness First Aid, 4th edition) prior to the first day of class.

    Course Outline and Chapter Reading Assignments:
    #
    Module
    Details
    1
    Intro
    Welcome and Introductions, General Scenario instructions, quiz
    Introduction to Wilderness First Aid (Chapter 1):
    • What Is Wilderness?
    • What Is Wilderness First Aid?
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Psychological and Emotional Issues
    • Infectious Disease Precautions
    2
    Action in an emergency
    Action at an Emergency (Chapter 2):
    • Mechanisms of Injury
    • Moving a Victim
    • Extrication From Difficult Locations
    • Seeking Help
    • Guidelines for Evacuation

    break

    3
    Assessment
    Victim Assessment and Urgent Care (Chapter 3):
    • Assessment
    • Scene Survey
    • Initial Assessment
    • Victim’s History
    • Vital Signs and Physical Exam
    • Ongoing Assessment

    Lunch Break

    4
    Bleeding & wounds
    Care of Bleeding, Wounds, and Burns (Chapter 4):
    • Bleeding
    • Wounds
    • Burns

    Break

    5
    Dressings & Bandages
    Dressings and Bandages  (Chapter 5):
    • Dressings
    • Bandages
    • Applying and Removing a Dressing
    • Bandaging Techniques

    Break

    7
    Bone & Joint
    Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries (Chapter 7):
    • Bone Injuries
    7
    Bone & Joint
    Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries (Chapter 7):
    • joint Injuries & Scenario


    SUNDAY (Day 2)

    Intro/review
    Review/Introduce todays activities
    7
    Muscle Injuries
    Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries (Chapter 7):
    • Muscle Injuries

    Break

    15
    Environmental Illness Part 1
    Physical and Environmental Hazards (Chapter 15):
    • Acute Mountain Sickness, HAPE, and HACE
    • Cold Injury

    lunch break

    15
    Environmental Illness Part 2
    Physical and Environmental Hazards (Chapter 15):
    • Heat Illness
    • Lightning Injury

    Break

    16
    Plants & Toxins
    Poisons, Toxins, and Poisonous Plants (Chapter 16):
    • Toxic Plants and Poisons
    • Plant-Induced Dermatitis
    17
    Animal Bites
    Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snake Bites (Chapter 17):
    • Animal Bites
    • Snake Bites
    18
    Insect bites
    Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings (Chapter 18):
    • Spider Bites
    • Scorpion Stings
    • Tick Bites
    • Mosquito Bites
    • Insect Stings
    • Insect Repellents


    WFA Rodeo
    App E
    Rescue Operations
    Pt Care Repoting & Communications

    Exam
    Final Written Exam
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