First Aid While In The Field Class

Event Date: Jun 18th 2019 Event Time: 5:00 To 9:00

Are You Prepared?

Hunting and Traveling internationally or in the backcountry is statistically safer than most things you do in your daily life. The main difference is what happens after an accident actually happens or illness strikes. There’s no picking up the phone and calling an ambulance or driving to the emergency room. Professional medical care will often not be minutes away, but more likely hours, if not days.
There are many medical evacuation services available to hunters today. Their brochures give the impression that help for any medical emergency is just an InReach text or satellite phone call away. While good, these services tend to give one a false sense of security. If you read the fine print (and there’s a lot of it), you’ll find that in some very specific situations that helicopter might show up and pull you of the side of a mountain in Central Asia, but it’s more likely that you’ll need to get yourself or your companion off the mountain and to the nearest road for pick up. Somehow, a broken leg on the side of the mountain isn’t considered a life threatening injury! And when someone does have a life-threatening injury, there often will not be time to just wait for evacuation. Because of this, it makes sense for every hunter to have first aid training specific to the types of injuries and illnesses we encounter in the field. This can be the difference between having to pull out of a very expensive trip or being able to finish it out successfully. It is also essential to have a first aid kit that is stocked with the right materials and medicines.

Minnesota SCI is sponsoring a private first aid training class that will focus on treating and stabilizing some of the specific injuries likely to occur, including:
• Bleeding • Broken Bones • Hypothermia • Heat Stroke/Exhaustion
• Stroke • Burns and Blisters • Altitude Sickness • Infections
• Gastro Intestinal Issues • Shock Eye Injuries • Allergic Reactions
In addition, each person will receive a fully stocked first aid kit with a list of prescription medicines to get from your doctor. This will be a very hands-on class where each person will participate. By the end of the class, you’ll know why every item is in the first aid kit and how to use it.
This class will be limited to 20 persons, and advanced registration is required. The class will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 26 at Bearpath Country Club from 5:00 to 9:00 each night. Food and Drinks will be provided. The cost is $225/person.

Register HERE or contact Peter Hunt at 952.994.9982
or editor@minnesotasci.com to sign up.

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