Wilderness First Aid



Instructor: Deb Ajango

Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2020
8:30 am – 5:30 pm both days

One of the major benefits of living in Interior Alaska is being able to explore the vast wilderness on foot, skis, bike, snow machine, and 4-wheeler. But while we’re out there, stuff happens. If someone gets injured, help of any kind can be days away. So to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, we need to be prepared for a variety of injuries.

The Folk School is pleased to present a wilderness first aid course to help students enjoy the Interior safely and responsibly. The two-day course will be taught by Deb Ajango, an award-winning wilderness medicine instructor who has taught wilderness first aid around the world. She lives in Alaska and has extensive experience in remote parts of the state. She understands the unique injuries that can happen here.

The course will introduce the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with accidents and injuries when 911 is not readily available. It will cover assessment and management of the scene, assessment and management of life-threatening conditions, assessment and management/treatment of traumatic injuries, and the appropriate patient care for each. You’ll learn decision-making as it relates to delayed transport.

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 - Front Room

Pre-registration required.

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Wilderness First Aid