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3-day Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification Course in Moorpark CA
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For folks interested in gaining a wide array of first aid skills for remote or post-disaster regions, we are offering the unique Wilderness Herbal First Aid Intensive and Certification in Moorpark, CA, presenting Sam Coffman founder & Head Instructor of The Human Path, and hosted by XoM3 Botanical Solutions in conjunction with SunRaven Apothecary with support from Roots of Healing community group.
This 24 hour course taught over 3 days (8 hours per day) 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.
The tuition for this course includes two books:
Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations. 3rd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Press
The Herbal Medic:
Practical use of herbs for home, remote or post-disaster environments, by Sam Coffman 16-Hour WFA certification subjects include:
-Primary and secondary survey
-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 very strongly throughout this 3-day intensive.
The certification testing for ECSI 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 and is valid for 2 years.
Registration & Details: Advance registration required and closes March 21st to allow for materials.
March 30-April 1, 2018
Please note class times and hours. We know these are long days but this is an extraordinary chance to get this great in-depth level of training.
Day 1: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 2: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 3: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Early Bird special tuition rates are a total of $275 and is due in total with purchase of tickets. Only 3 Early Bird spots available, so hurry to secure your discounted spot!
Cost includes two books, and certification materials.
Portions of the course will be outdoors. Please layer accordingly.
Please pack a bag lunch and bring whatever foods/beverages you may need to keep you happy or simplify with purchase of our meal plan!
Meal Plans: Gourmet, plant based snacks and lunch are available for pre-order and can be purchased up to 7 days prior to the workshop. We'll provide links, soon!
Location: Located in Moorpark, California, on the beautiful Sunraven Farm. Location information will be sent out to registered students.
Accommodations: If you choose not to commute, please plan your stay accordingly. We will not be coordinating room blocks, but are providing a list of nearby hotels for your convenience.
Grand Vista Hotel $93
999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065
3.7 (320) · 3-star hotel
Straightforward property with classic rooms & suites, an outdoor pool, a restaurant & a sports bar.
Best Western Posada Royale Hotel & Suites $99
1775 Madera Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065
4.2 (516) · 3-star hotel
Down-to-earth lodging with free breakfast, parking & WiFi, plus an outdoor pool & a hot tub
Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley $119
2550 Erringer Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065
4.0 (221) · 2-star hotel
Contemporary hotel with an outdoor pool & a fitness center, plus free WiFi & breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott Ventura Simi Valley $159
191 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
4.3 (134) · 3-star hotel
Modern hotel with an outdoor pool & an American restaurant, plus free WiFi & parking.
Advance registration required.
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In addition to co-crafting our own soap with your unique customization, your ticket includes: Lecture, Collaborative Instruction, Organic Fats (oils, butters), Herbs & Spices, Moulds, Essential Oils, gloves and equipment.