Free University Wilderness First Aid Series
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
Central PA is an excellent place for running on trails and forest roads. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. So – what do you do? Find out in this series, held on four Wednesdays between now and June at Appalachian Outdoors at 123 South Allen Street in State College. The series is led by seasoned Wilderness Medical Specialist and EMT, Tim Kohler. Bring your questions! Ages 8 and up are welcome. Refreshments served. Sessions run from 7 to 8 PM. Series flyer.
April 22 - Session One: Wilderness Injury: Now what?
Tim will highlight the assessment process, awareness of surroundings, and getting the help required.
May 13 - Session 2: Breathe & Gasp! Respiratory Issues and Things that May Bite.
Tim will focus on asthma, allergies, and creatures such as spiders, ticks, and snakes that can turn a good day into a bad one.
May 27 - Session Three: You’re Running Hot & Cold
This session will cover thermoregulation; hypothermia, hyperthermia – and dehydration for good measure.
June 10 - Session Four: Don’t Leave Home Without These!
What do I need to carry? Find out in this session. Tim will let you know which essentials items need to be with you when you head out into the wild.