2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

REC 145 - Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Description: Principles and skills to make critical first aid and evacuation decisions and take appropriate action in remote locations where medical assistance is more than one hour away.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Scene safety and universal precautions
  2. Wilderness first aid kits
  3. Patient exam, vital signs, history and documentation
  4. Unconscious patients
  5. Adult CPR, cardiac emergencies, and respiratory emergencies
  6. Chest injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injury management
  7. Back boarding, litter packaging and carrying
  8. Shock
  9. Wilderness wounds, burns and infections
  10. Fracture management, traction splinting, dislocations
  11. Cold injuries, heat and hydration
  12. Lightning and altitude illness
  13. Submersion incidents
  14. Bites, stings and anaphylaxis
  15. Abdominal emergencies
  16. Common simple problems

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Assess scene safety and use universal precautions. (1)
  2. Perform primary and secondary patient assessments in the wilderness setting. (3)
  3. Perform CPR in a wilderness setting. (5)
  4. Render first aid in a wilderness setting. (1, 4-16)
  5. Create a first aid kit for wilderness use. (2)
  6. Prepare a patient for evacuation. (7)
  7. Plan and perform a rescue and evacuation. (7)
  8. Document patient information, vital signs, assessment, plan and patient monitoring. (3)