CPR/ AED / First Aid / Trauma -​Have you ever wondered what you would in a medical emergency if 911 response was delayed or not an option? Are you ready and capable to administer life saving first aid in the most stressful and traumatic of circumstances? This is not your standard First Aid course that you take with your CPR class every two years. It is a certified CPR/AED/First Aid course with a standard 2 year certification, but it is much more. 

Any person that carries concealed, trains with a gun, hunts or even has a gun in their residence should own an IFAK PLUS (Individual First Aid Kit Plus Bleeder Kit) to stop bleeding before medics arrive. I have attached a link with more information on our IFAK PLUS kits here: http://payments.540tactical.com/t/gear​

In addition to owning an IFAK PLUS, a person should have the basic knowledge on how to use the tools inside the IFAK PLUS. We offer a Survival Trauma Care class on how to assess, treat and stabilize a person who experiences the most  common types of trauma, (including a major emphasis on bleeding) before medics arrive. Our Survival Trauma Care class is designed specifically for civilians and incorporates the essential elements on how to use the tools in the IFAK PLUS. 

In a matter of minutes, a person can bleed out from a gunshot wound or other sudden trauma and calling 911 may be too late. A recent study identified the following three conditions as primary causes of preventable death on the battlefield in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF):

1. Airway obstruction (6%),
2. Tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung) (33%), and
3. Hemorrhage from extremity wounds (60%).

In other words, a lot of people bleed out and die that had the right tools and very basic knowledge been applied their death would have been prevented. 

The Survival Trauma Care - Level 1 is led by a 27 year veteran of the Clackamas Fire Department with an epic, life saving resume. He is an advanced life support paramedic and has specifically designed this course for the every day civilian utilizing the best practices of his extensive training. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors or engages in activities where immediate, life saving medical skills may be required. Activities like hiking, riding, hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, camping, skiing and others all create unique medical risks where help may not be readily available. We teach you how to properly assess and stabilize the most serious trauma and injuries until help can arrive. Each module focuses on the types of injuries that you are most likely to encounter while you are participating in these activities.

 This 8 hour course includes a power point presentation, class lecture, interactive Q&A with real life examples for study, as well as several hands-on skill labs to learn and practice these crucial life saving skills. The Level 1 class specifically covers patient assessment, shock, wound management, hemorrhage control, bandaging and splinting, fractures and the elements of a an effective First Aid kit. You will not just learn about these things via lecture and a book, which will soon be forgotten, you will actually be performing these skills in the types of assessment labs EMT’s all over the country train with to really maximize your skill retention and boost your confidence that you can respond effectively.

Upon course completion, you will have a much better understanding of what needs to be done in an emergency while awaiting professional medical attention. This class is a prerequisite for  the Level 2 course which specifically covers Bites and Stings, Blunt Force Trauma, Burns, Environmental Emergencies, General Medical Emergencies and Spinal  Emergencies.

 Suitable for ages 14 and up.