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    Medical Assessment




    Class Prerequisites:
    None

    Duration:
    6 Hours

    Equipment Needed:
    Cave Pack, with standard caving gear.

    Description:
    This course teaches cavers how to avoid accidents, medically assess an accident, and take the appropriate response. Students will learn about the most common mechanisms of accidents and injuries in caving. They will learn about the major dangers an injured caver must face, and, more importantly, how to mitigate them. The students will learn about medical assessment aids such as the ABCs, and SAMPLE. They will learn how to do an overall patient evaluation, and perform hands-on exercises. In addition, students will learn how to deal with simple injuries using the gear that they have in their cave packs. There will be an in cave practice rescue at the end of the class.


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