[pct-l] medical, stitches, etc.

Jim & Jane Moody moodyjj at comcast.net
Tue Feb 22 16:59:28 CST 2011

Good points.  Along that line, the ATC is sponsoring a two-day Wilderness First Aid course in the Smokies next week.  Unfortunately, the course was full when I heard about it, so I'm on a waiting list.  If you are in the east, you might contact ATC and ask them to schedule more such classes. 


>Other threats are falls, sunstroke and heatstroke, and those various 
medical conditions that could happen anywhere, such as heart attack and 
stroke.  For the sake of OTHERS, I should have first aid training for 
Airway, Breathing, and Circulation, including CPR, knowledge about 
staunching big bleeds, and recognizing and treating heatstroke and 
shock.  For the sake of ME, I would like it if OTHERS on the trail had 
these same skills.  Caution and the calm application of solid knowledge 
rule the day here. 
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