April 1-3, 2011
Montpelier, Vermont, US
This training is now full. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list or would like to be notified about future trainings such as this, please be in touch!
This community medical training is for folks interested in providing basic medical care to their friends, family, and their community, with a special focus on being prepared to apply those skills in times of natural disaster and civil unrest. The medical treatment skills covered are based on wilderness medicine protocols with an emphasis on herbal support. Topics include initial assessment, medical emergencies, stabilizing trauma injuries, treating burns and wounds, hypothermia and heat stroke, herbal treatments for common illnesses, treatments for tear gas and pepper spray, organizing clinics for disaster relief, assembling a medical kit, and much more. We will learn these skills in a supportive setting with lots of hands-on practice and role-play scenarios. These are skills that can help us all keep our communities healthy.
A systems approach to herbs will cover a range of common maladies, specifically Colds & Flues, Tummy Trouble, Blisters & Cuts, Rashes, Tooth Aches, Yeast Infections/ Urinary Tract Infections, Aches & Pains, and a basic herbal kit. There will also be an Herbal First Aid Kit workshop later in April led by herbalists Sandra Lory and Dana L Woodruff. For more info on this, see Dana’s contact information below.
This 24-hour training will start on Friday evening at 5pm and run through Sunday at 5pm. The instructors will be Megan Coyote, an experienced protest medic and medic trainer, and Mary Murphy, a certified Wilderness EMT. The class is offered at a sliding scale of $25-100, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Participants will be responsible for their own food (a full kitchen is available) and lodging. Spots will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. The class will be held in a private residence near downtown Montpelier.
Please pre-register by emailing Dana at dandelionessherbals (at) yahoo (dot) com . Please pass this information along, especially to those who don’t have email, Facebook, and/or internet access. Upon registration you will receive more details about the training, how to get there/rideshare, and what to bring.