Disaster Wound Closure
In a disaster situation, do you have the capability to treat a laceration until you can get to quality medical care? What about a large scrape, or a burn? If not, this class is for you! This course is ideal for non-surgical health care providers, first responders, concerned citizens, international travelers, medical missionaries and the prepper community!
- Following attendance of this course, the student will be able to identify, triage and stabilize/temporize these conditions:
- laceration (a, “cut”)
- abrasion (scrape or, “road rash”)
- Students will also learn how to assemble a wound care first aid kit, irrigate and cleanse wounds prior to closure, as well as bandaging. They will also learn when to close, and WHEN NOT to close wounds, and how Dermabond (“superglue,”) and dermal staplers work.
ABOUT THE DOCTOR
Dr. House has been an emergency health care provider his entire adult life. He began his service as an Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman in Western Washington State. He also worked concurrently during that time as an armored truck guard, and participated in security operations at the WTO riots in Seattle, in 1999. He graduated with dual degrees in Biology and Philosophy from Gonzaga University. While enrolled in dental school, Dr. House was a firearms instructor and Medical Program Director for Tactical Response in Camden, TN. He later graduated from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, and the Metro General Hospital/Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Hospital Dentistry/General Practice Residency program, where he served as the program's Chief Resident. Following graduation, he went to work immediately, serving the medically indigent community of Middle Tennessee, as well as working in corrections dentistry, and military dentistry for the Army National Guard. He currently works in two dental clinics that emphasize emergency, same-day treatment for their diverse patient populations. Dr. House lives and works in Nashville, TN. He has been published in multiple tactical, scientific and dental publications, and is the blogger behind, “Revolver Science.”
Class location: http://tacticalresponse.com/blogs/library/18975331-training-locations
- Pen/pencil and notebook
- Eye protection (prescription eye glasses are fine)
- Non latex surgical gloves (two pairs)
- Drinking water
- Any current medications you need
- Lunch (we will work through lunch)
- Fresh (not rotten and NOT FROZEN) chicken, WITH THE SKIN LEFT ON. 4 legs per person.
- Small cooler, to keep your chickens in