[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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