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First Batch of First Aid Instructors Graduate Under New Partnership

18 Feb First Batch of First Aid Instructors Graduate Under New Partnership

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After a demanding 10 day course ending a week ago, 13 individuals from all over India, including four Woodstock staff are now qualified to teach Wilderness First Aid and CPR. This was made possible by Hanifl Centre’s new partnership with Aerie Backcountry Medicine of Missoula, MT, USA to teach 2 ½ day first aid courses in India.

The Aerie curriculum, is vetted by the Wilderness Medical Associates, NOLS and a dozen other enterprises that teach Wilderness First Aid (WFA) in the USA. Adult and child CPR is taught under the guidelines established by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver CPR.

Wilderness first aid; Hanifl centre and Aerie Medicine

For now, Woodstock staff Katie Beth, Steve Luukkonen, Andrew Hepworth and Krishnan Kutty are certified to teach the 2 ½ day curriculum. “The goal, over a 2 year period, is to provide all WS staff and interested WS students from G11-G12 with this training opportunity,” says Kutty (Director, Hanifl Centre). In the meanwhile, Andrew Hepworth (Head of Outdoor Education, Woodstock school) has offered the WFA as one option for the Outdoor Learning Weekend on March 13-14.

The course was covered by the Times Of India. You can read the article here:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/KMVN-and-Woodstock-to-train-Kumaon-youth/articleshow/46304115.cms

 

Wilderness first aid; Hanifl centre and Aerie Medicine

The Curriculum:

  • Patient Assessment System – Long Term Patient Care
  • Shock – Spinal Injuries – Head Injuries
  • Wound Management – Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture and Dislocation Management
  • Cold Injuries – Heat Illnesses – Lightning Injuries
  • Altitude Sickness – Drowning Injuries – Anaphylaxis
  • Treatment for Bites and Stings – Medical Injuries
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Response Procedures

For more information write to: info@haniflcentre.in

Wilderness first aid; Hanifl centre and Aerie Medicine

Wilderness first aid: Hanifl centre and Aerie Medicine

Wilderness first aid: Hanifl centre and Aerie Medicine

Photos by Marta López and Shantanu Pandit.

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