What if I told you I was flying in a former Special Forces Green Beret medic — and current disaster herbalism expert — to teach a three-day Wilderness First Aid certification on gorgeous private land near Klickitat, WA next month? Would you like to join me in learning from the most qualified herbalist there is?!
It’s true & official: None other than Sam Coffman is going to be teaching this three-day camping intensive May 13, 14 & 15!
Sam has taught wilderness first aid certification, remote and post-disaster herbal medicine, urban and primitive survival skills and self-defense for over two decades. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically underserved urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.) How fortunate we are that he is coming to share his amazing knowledge with us here in the Pacific Northwest!
Wilderness First Aid is a 24 hour course taught over 3 days (8 hours per day) and includes both a conventional 16-hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) as well as more than 8 hours of herbal first aid training.
Herbal First Aid information is integrated into the curriculum in order to create a holistic model of remote or post-disaster care that emphasizes the essentials of first aid care while also introducing fundamental plant-medicine concepts that apply to austere or post-disaster environments.
This tuition for this course includes two books:
1) Wilderness First Aid Field Guide, 2nd Edition
2) The Herbal Medic, by Sam Coffman, First Edition
16-hour WFA Certification subjects include:
Primary and secondary survey
Extrication – Field expedient methods for moving a victim, basic knot/lashing concepts
Diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life-threatening situations
Splinting & bandaging plus ankle and knee stabilization for walking
High altitude injuries, heat and cold injuries
Disease and infection
Snake and insect bites & stings
Water purification & fluid replacement
First Responder planning, building first aid kits and more
Herbal First Aid subjects include:
Fundamental herbal care concepts – the necessary shift in thinking
Wound Care and Infection Management using herbs
Injury, shock, pain and herbs
Respiratory herbal first response
Gastrointestinal herbal first response
Urinary herbal first response
Planning, preparing and administering herbs
Hands-on training and practice is emphasized. The certification testing is both hands-on (done as teams) and a written test.
Wilderness first aid certification is provided by ECSI, which is created, endorsed and underwritten by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
A national ECSI certification card is issued which is valid for 2 years.
Accommodations: Camping on private wilderness land along the Little Klickitat River, among pine and white oak, lomatiums, lizards, and yeti. Bring your own tent/gear.
Food: Gluten-free vegan or meat meals will be provided for an additional $60 (full breakfast, full dinner, and hearty snacks that can be made to cover lunch), or you can just bring your own food. *If you choose this option, let us know if you want vegan or meat, plus any food allergies you have, when you see the pop-up window during registration asking if you want to add special instructions.
Recreational opportunities after class include bonfire, hot tub, swimming hole, and hiking.
The course address will be provided via e-mail 24 – 72 hours after we receive your payment.
Only 25 spots available and this class will sell out. REGISTER HERE.