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Old 11-02-2011
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I took a wilderness first responder course that was a week long and more expensive than this but I think it is a good idea for ANYONE going offshore to do something like it.
I have a similar course. Part way across the Pacific I concluded that stabilizing and call 911 really did not work.
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Did "First Aid for Offshore Personnel" a few years back. It was about on the level of EMT 1. Had to learn basic suturing, placing an IV, Getting vitals and many other stuff. Found out I will never be a doctor due to I can't pronounce the words let alone spell them. But that course has helped with broken arms, suturing wounds and caring for other medical problems that showed up far far offshore. Like in the middle of the Bering Sea.
So the lesson learned; If opportunity arises, take the course.
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