Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 Meet Renée and Scott.

This is what Renée and Scott look like after 21 consecutive days of being in school.



 Some of us here at FRC are almost starting to look better on paper than we do in person with all the certifications we are getting.  All our hard work for the past three weeks paid off on Sunday as about twenty of us became certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).  WFR is an 80 hour course composed of classroom lectures and scenario based learning.  (Here is a link to a video that can give you a better understanding of what the class entails- Stanford WFR)  A huge emphasis of the class was placed on physiology, which is foundational in knowing how to treat a patient whether they are a victim of trauma, environmental factors, or medical problems.  My mind is overwhelmed (in a good way) when I reflect on all that I learned in the past three weeks! 

Again, I have nothing but good things to say about Julie and Abi of Sierra Rescue.  They are patient instructors and their passion for wilderness rescue is evident.  They also did a phenomenal job of creating realistic emergency scenarios; our patients were complete with fake blood, pink frothy sputum, bruising, and even vomiting.

Ready for evac on a backboard with a full
hypowrap.  I'm as toasty as a muffin on a dashboard

Scenario: rafting accident

Feather River College WFR class of  2010

Train Hard.  Be Safe.
-Sierra Rescue-

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