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Wilderness First Aid: Get Your Outdoor Emergency Training

Wilderness First Aid: Get Your Outdoor Emergency Training

Do you work or play in the great outdoors? Are you prepared to respond to an accident or emergency that you might encounter? Whether you’re hiking, biking, climbing or involved with water sports, you owe it to yourself to have some level of outdoor medical training or wilderness training. Here are a few options offered by Sierra Rescue! Wilderness First Aid,...

Tampons!?!

Tampons!?!

Anyone who has taken a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder course from us has had a maxi pad stuck on to their head as a great improvised pressure bandage to stop arterial bleeding.  Then Quick Clot and Celox came along and we raved about it. Don’t get us wrong we are not saying to replace the Quick Clot with maxi pads and tampons but...

Nurse’s Heart Attack Experience

Nurse’s Heart Attack Experience

As those of you who have taken a Wilderness First Aid class with Sierra Rescue know, we really emphasize the more subtle signs and symptoms of heart attacks; because this is the only time we have a chance to save a life! Statistically,  the medical emergencies you are most likely to deal with are at home or with a family member. Both my parents had heart...

How to build a rope litter

How to build a rope litter

Many of our Wilderness First Responder and WFR recert students have requested this post because what we recommend is a bit different than the text used in our courses. There are many different ways to build rope litters, this is our favorite. If you have any questions please feel free to write me at abigail@sierrarescue.com. How to build a daisy chain rope...

Wilderness First Aid Treatment: Bleeding!

Wilderness First Aid Treatment: Bleeding!

This stuff is magic!!  It stops massive bleeding in wilderness first aid traumas where arterial bleeding is a problem! Here is what Celox’s website has to say: Celox™ quickly stops all types of bleeding. It can even stop potentially lethal bleeding fast. It was originally developed to assist military medics with some of the worst wounds imaginable. It’s...

Wilderness First Aid: Bleeding

Wilderness First Aid:  Bleeding

Any kind of bleeding in the wilderness can quickly progress from a small injury to a big problem if proper treatment isn’t given to the patient.  Even a small cut or wound can get infected and leave the patient uncomfortable, sick, or in pain from the infection.  Knowing how to treat a wound using proper wilderness first aid can help your patient...