Medical Prep Immersion (101,201,301)
Medical Prep Day 1:
Course Description: In this jam-packed first day, we will dive into diseases and injuries most likely to strike in a long-term disaster scenario and in everyday life, too! Our students comment that this class is like drinking from a medical fire hose of knowledge. Come well rested and ready to rocket into a dynamic training and learning environment!
A sampling of topics include:
- Vital signs - How to take them? What do they mean? What might they indicate?
- Diseases that kill - Which diseases kill fastest? Which are most common in a grid-down?
- Antibiotics - What are they used for? What are common dosages? How are they selected?
- Wounds- When is suturing appropriate? Are there risks involved with closing a wound? What material is appropriate?
In addition to strengthening our knowledge base, we will also take regular breaks for application. Skills sessions will include physical assessment, taking blood pressure, post-mortem care, drug calculation, austere rehydration (when you don’t have IV fluids), and much more! The student will leave this class equipped with the knowledge and skills to better safeguard their loved ones’ health whatever life may throw at them!
Medical Prep Day 2:
Course Description: For retention, we will have a brief recap of day one, and then jump headlong into deeper physical assessment, refining our skills and furthering our knowledge. Total body physical assessment and problem solving will inform our medical preparedness approach. You will know how to check a person out from head to toe, conduct a physical assessment, and interpret certain findings.
We will delve into a critical and HIGHLY under-addressed area of preparedness – psychological challenges. We will investigate how a major disaster will affect people’s minds and hearts, causing significant depression, anxiety, and fear. Learning how to assess, prevent and take care of these problems is INTEGRAL to a well-rounded medical survival plan. Additionally, we will discuss options for pain control when the medicine runs out, and how to care for people who are suffering from physical and emotional pain.
Women’s health, STD’s, and BIRTH will also be covered in this class, including assisting in a birth and preparing for possible complications such miscarriage, excessive bleeding, babies that don’t breathe, and breech birth.
Blending components of 101 and 201, we'll cover the issues and challenges of water shortages, human waste management, and the proper disposal of human bodies.
Medical Prep Day 3:
We'll be delving into the nature of nutritional deficits and the diseases and conditions they cause. We'll cover the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients to forming a well-rounded food stash. We'll also cover the symptoms and signs of diseases that surface when there are problems in the food and water supply. A selection of topics include:
- Life-saving and sustaining vitamins, nutrients, and minerals
- Food storage evaluation - Where are YOUR food deficits?
- Intestinal flora and the importance of 'gut bugs'
- Identification of malnutrition
- Disease profiles of malnourished people (scurvy, kwashiorkor, etc)
- Food additives
- Water purification
- Water borne diseases
Medical Prep Day 4
We'll be covering the 'Old School Diseases' -- the ones you've probably heard 'eradicated.' Many of the diseases we've heard about in story books will come back in the event of a grid -down disaster. A sampling of these topics include:
We'll also cover ancient and modern herbal remedies for the treatment of disease when there is no medical help or healthcare available. Utilizing ageless wisdom and joining it with modern science, we'll cover the selection, harvesting, and preparation of herbs in their various forms and also their historic uses for treating disease throughout the centuries.
PLEASE NOTE: Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130). We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we deem belligerent, rude, noncooperative, troublesome, potentially or demonstrably disruptive to our class environment, and/or whose behavior poses any threat to our staff or students' safety and well-being.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to 30 days before class will be refunded with a $50 fee per person per class. Cancellations less than 30 days before class will not be refunded. No exceptions. Registration is nontransferable between persons.
We reserve the right to cancel a class with reasonable notice given. We also reserve the right to cancel with no notice due to an emergency on our part, or an Act of God. All students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund or the student can choose to apply the fees towards another class. If the class has to be cancelled due to lack of participants, it will be cancelled at 28 days from the class date and all students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund.
By registering for a class, the participant agrees that in the event of a cancellation or otherwise, Patriot Nurse, will not be held legally or financially responsible for any fees, non-refundable or otherwise, related to airfares, other airfare penalties or other travel costs such as lodging, food or rental cars nor will they be responsible for lost wages due to time off from work.
Class Starts at 0900 and runs through 1600 each day. Bring a lunch!