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Treating injuries out on the trail

Learn the basics of first aid for the hiker during a free Brown Bag Workshop at noon on Saturday, July 18, at the North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. 7th St. Presenter Karen White will discuss what the common hiker should know about rendering first aid. White has been a registered nurse for more than 22 years, and spent much of that time as a Red Cross instructor for CPR and First Aid, and as an American Heart Basic Life Support instructor.

The program is free and open to the public; bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the presentation. No RSVP needed.

The Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) hosts a Wilderness First Aid course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-26, also at the North Mountain Visitor Center. It is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

The class is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Tuition is $155. You will receive a WFA certification, which is good for two years.

To register, call Mike Englund at 623-692-1908 or e-mail WildernessMedicine@cox.net.

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