The first day begins with an understanding of how to assess the patient, including an overview of the circulatory, nervous and respiratory systems. Learn to recognize fractures and dislocations. Methods of treatment covered include CPR techniques, stabilization and splints.
Day two covers how to handle a wide range of potential hazards, including: hypothermia, hyperthermia and heat illness; near drowning; frostbite and other cold injuries; lightning and electrical injuries; wounds and burns; anaphylaxis. Rescue techniques include practicing patient carries and awareness of backcountry medicine.