MEDIC SOLO Disaster+Wilderness Medical School has set its 2018 course calendar, and it will once again come to Chattanooga multiple times in the upcoming year.
The classes will take place on January 27-28 and April 7-8 at UTC. Fall courses will be announced over the summer.
A blend of classroom instruction and hands-on rescue practice, the Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid Course allows students to dive into the basic first aid curriculum, as well as acquire essential do-it-yourself care-giving skills that can be used in all situations.
MEDIC SOLO believes that to feel and actually be prepared for an emergency scenario, hands-on experience is essential. During the course, students will be challenged to use their judgement and learn how to lead a group in crisis. They will leave with a new-found confidence, a Wilderness First Aid certification, and access to a network and community of wilderness medicine enthusiasts, said officials.
There are no prerequisites. Medical professionals can use this course for continuing education
The instructor, Matt Rosefsky, is a Charlottesville, VA resident and a Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT and a SOLO instructor trainer. He has had over a decade of experience practicing and teaching wilderness medicine. As a Geo Medic, he has been trained to improvise with extremely limited equipment, to set up a field medical clinic, organize triage, and deliver treatment in areas where hospital care is limited or unavailable.
Able to answer questions from current or former students, Mr. Rosefsky helps those he teaches feel capable and prepared of becoming the good Samaritan in an emergency.
For more information and to register for this or other courses, go to: solowfa.com