Frontline Wellness United is holding a free 2-day class April 14-15 for those who want certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED (Automated Electronic Defibrillator) use.
The class runs from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day at the Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. (at McAllister), San Francisco, California 94102.
The workshop is primarily intended for veterans and street medics, and is co-hosted by Veterans For Peace San Francisco Chapter 69. Students who attend the full workshop will receive a basic medical kit with First-Aid supplies, courtesy of MedShare: http://www.medshare.org/
Registration is required. Just send a brief message noting which days you’d like to attend. Write to Frontline here:
The training will be especially useful for those who want to provide medical support at public gatherings, during humanitarian missions and other social-justice work.
Taggart Long, paramedic/firefighter & training director for Frontline Wellness United will teach the course. Please note, students can attend the full two days, or attend only specific modules.
The class is broken down this way:
Saturday, April 14 from 9 am - 12:30 pm
• Patient Assessment
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) &
• Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED)
• Rescue from Choking
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:15 pm
1:30 - 6 pm
• Stopping Bleeding
• Tourniquet Use
• Wound Management
• Preventing/Treating Shock
• Treating Athletic Injuries
• Head Injuries & Neurological Disorders
• Patient Packaging for Emergency Transport
Sunday, April 15 from 9 am - 12:30
• Treating Chemical Exposures (tear gas,
pepper spray, etc.)
• Environmental Conditions (Heat Illnesses &
• Gear Recommendations/Demonstrations
Lunch 12:30 - 1:15 pm
1:30 - 6 pm
• Treating Cardiac Arrest and Acute Coronary
• Treating Respiratory Distress & Disorders
- Anaphylactic Shock (bee stings, allergic
• Treating Seizures
• Treating Diabetic Shock
The training is scheduled for Room 221 in the Veterans Building, which is wheelchair accessible.
Transportation: The Veterans Building is about a 4-block walk from the Civic Center BART station; it’s served also by VanNess bus lines #47 & #49.
Lunch: Bring one (snacks are suggested, too).
For more info use Frontline’s contact page:
Frontline Wellness United is a nonprofit medical-aid society that provides no-cost medical care, wellness services and training for social-justice activists and nonviolent civil resistance movements.