ADVENTURE TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS DEDICATED TO OVERLAND EXPLORATION
I think I'll put a request post up to see if we can find someone to put a class together. I think this is very good knowledge for all of us to have. Ihave taken several industrial first aid classes over the years, but it's been a few years.
That's well outside my qualification. It would be a good class to put together though.
Aaron, If I recall from our visits, you are attached to a rescue team. Is this correct? If so, maybe some time soon, you can get a bunch of us together at a central location for a day class on FAK's and basic overlanding type scenerio trainning!
Many places in the Seattle area are offering Stop the Bleed classes. This is a focused class that covers wound packing and tourniquet usage. This is something that I know I have not had covered in any general first aid classes I’ve taken. I recommend the class.
While overlanding we are generally pretty well protected by our vehicles, but accidents can happen in camp or while doing a recovery or repair. Training is essential.
A good FAK (and the knowledge to use it) should be standard equipment for every vehicle. Help is often hours away, being able to stop bleeding or otherwise stabilize an injury is essential.