Had a great time learning some new skills yesterday @redhillrange
in Martin, Georgia!! I finally got to meet Chris the owner of Red Hill Range after selling him a couple holsters a few months ago. He is a great guy with some awesome plans for the future of the facility!..
While there I attended the Trauma First Aid class put on by Dietrich and Kevin of @skinny_medic.
Both these guys have a long list of experience and credentials that prove they are more than capable of presenting these more advanced first aid techniques! The class started at 9am and went through to 6pm with a short time off for lunch and some great fellowship. The class was jam packed with information that was put forth in an easy to grasp format. The printed outline that was provided was a great help in making my notes quick, organized and be able to keep focused on the information being presented. The class covered everything from basic sling application, simple wound care and patient transportation to more complex GSW’s and how to treat them with the proper materials and the aftercare if professional medical help is not available. We ended the day with a scenario where we started out with a victim that had life threatening injuries that we had to treat then extricate from a wilderness setting. In the walk out we had another person “fall” victim (myself) to a broken clavicle. I was patched up with a stabilizing sling and helped to the extraction point along with the first victim. The guys had a large assortment of the gear they offer in the website which allowed me to supplement my IFAC with some updated supplies and a second CAT TQ. After the class I was fortunate to eat a great meal at a local restaurant with Dietrich and Kevin and talk some about our families, homeschooling and a little shop talk...... well maybe more shop talk!😂 A perfect ending to a great day! Dietrich and Kevin are great guys and thoroughly know the information they are teaching and are perfectly adept at teaching that information to others. If you have a chance to take the Skinny Medic Trauma First Aid class do it!! It is worth far more than the $125 they charge. Go check them out and get signed up!! 👍🏻