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Medical Training (Protest Oriented)
Date Friday November 02
Time 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorPablo Paster
Location Details
******************************************************************* Detailed Description: ******************************************************************* Announcing a street medic and affinity group medic training weekend at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, November 2-4. This two-and-a-half-day training course will cover street first aid and chemical weapons decontamination protocol, as well as extensive roleplays and assessment. Designed as a complete introduction to basic action medical knowledge and skills, completion of this course will prepare you to serve as a street medic at upcoming political actions. -Everyone is invited. -No medical or first aid training or experience required. -Sliding-scale donations appreciated ($20 suggested.) November 2 (Fri.) 6pm-10pm Chemical Weapons (4 hours): Covers a review of current chemical agents in use (CN, CS, OC, and CR), a discussion of personal protection gear (gas masks, respirators, etc), and a complete introduction to tear gas and pepper spray decontamination and treatment protocols with demonstrations, hands-on practice and role-plays. November 3 (Sat.) 9am-7pm Street First Aid (10 Hours): This extensive introductory training provides essential first aid knowledge, as applied to actual street experience at mass demonstrations and direct actions. Includes treatment protocols for trauma, weather-related llness, and much more, with numerous hands-on practicals. Friday evening and Saturday provide the complete course for Affinity Group Medics. November 4 (Sun.) 9am-7pm Street Medic Operations (4 Hours): Introduction to how street medics function in the field. Begins with presentation and discussion of codes of conduct and ethics, team makeup & teamwork, calling for backup, and dealing with police/EMS. Includes how/when to move patients (practicals) and how to conduct triage. Street Medic RolePlays (5 Hours): Participants play one of three roles (police, protestors, street medics) during several roleplays intended to simulate demonstration environments. Each roleplay is evaluated. This fast-paced and energetic training is where medics make mistakes, instead of in the field! Basic Medic Skills Evaluation (1 Hour): Opportunity for those who wish to further practice and hone their skills; hands-on practicals where instructors can offer one-on-one evaluation. Space is limited. Please preregister by emailing Pablo at Directions to CalPoly can be found at Primary instructor will be Michael Greger, M.D., a general practitioner and founding member of NEAMA, the Northeast Action Medics Association. **************************************************************** Brought to you by the Cal Poly Progressive Student Alliance Actions and Training Team
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 15th, 2001 9:38 PM
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