Recently at Camp Arnold in Conroe, Cypress Creek EMS instructors provided a 2 1/2 day, 21-hour Wilderness First Aid training course to 21 scout leaders from the Girl Scouts of SJC Backpacking Group #12486. The leaders were in need of recertifcation and contacted CCEMS about doing that training after seeing a message about the training on Nextdoor.
The instructors were Jeff Taylor and Vaughan Miller of CCEMS along with Physicians Assistant and former CCEMS Supervisor Eric Rasch. The course included CPR training plus classroom, hands-on, and scenario training in the areas of patient assessment, bandaging, splinting, improvised litters, the proper use of manufactured tourniquets and improvised tourniquets.
The CPR training is certified by the American Heart Association and the Wilderness First Aid is certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute and meets all boy and girl scout requirements. If you’d like to arrange Wilderness First Aid training for your group contact Jeff Taylor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org