Crisis Casualty Care for School Personnel (8 hrs.)

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School nurses, teachers, administration personnel, maintenance/facility staff. Course is valid for instructors.

Synopsis:
For several years we have addressed how to prevent and respond to a crisis or mass casualty incident in our schools, churches, or other public setting where many people assemble. This course will give you and your staff the skills and tactics you can use to save life and dramatically change the outcome for a critically injured person in less than 60 seconds. When the crisis event occurs medical first responders are trained NOT to be present in the danger area until the crisis scene is safe and secure. This could be up to an hour or more. When a medical emergency occurs, SUCCESS or FAILURE will be up to the person(s) on scene not professional first responders. In other words, YOU are the first responder! 911 personnel are the second responders!

The presentation and information are invaluable! The real world scenarios are educational and nerve wracking, which is exactly what we teachers and staff need to be exposed to and taught to handle!! Thank you for all you do to open eyes and minds to this very serious issue!!! August 6, 2012
Jackson, MO

NOTE:
This is not a basic first aid course! The concepts presented are based upon the most current and innovative techniques currently in use by the United States Military as dictated by the Tactical Combat Casualty Care model as well as civilian EMS trauma guidelines as used by our current emergency response systems. No previous medical training is necessary to participate.

Topics Include:
• What To Do When the Shooting Stops
• Airway Management
• Hemorrhage Control Devices
• Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
• Basic Medical Equipment and Kits
• Self-Rescue and Partner Rescue
• How to Perform a Physical Exam
• Operating in Low Light
• Sensory Deprived Assessment
• Managing Sensory Overload
• Performing a Hasty Rescue
• Evacuation Platforms for Rescue

Regarding our Training Philosophy and Practices:
Our training staff is composed of professional and experienced coaches and we are students ourselves.

We believe in treating everyone respectfully and as adult learners. Our coaches participate in the learning process and we use a building block approach to solidify skills before moving toward more advanced concepts.

We do not believe in “check the box” training nor do we believe in “lowest common denominator” training. Individual assistance is always available.

Those who are not safe and conscientious with their equipment, those who are not willing to be open-minded, receive new information and try new concepts, and those who are not capable of keeping their ego in check should not enroll in our trainings.

Logistics and Equipment Required:
• Comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity, movement and simulated rescues
• Knee pads and work gloves
• Hand towel
• High intensity flashlight that will fit in pocket (if available)