Range Emergency Care Course
The Range Emergency Care (REC)* course focuses on what can be done to care for select life-threatening events e.g. cardiac arrest, penetrating wounds such as from bullets and knives, amputations, external hemorrhage, severe allergic reactions, heat stroke and seizures. Participants can practice the simple but highly effective skills of chest compressions, airway positioning, tourniquets, trauma dressings, “Epi-Pens” etc. using the instructors and each other for practice. Select “real” graphic footage of cardiac arrests, CPR-in-progress, gunshot wounds and other injuries are shown so participants learn what true emergencies look like (movies are usually very different than reality). Each video or picture is followed by a brief guided discussion about degree of severity, what options for effective care exist, and how to separate the “drama” from the reality. Past courses have included participants with backgrounds ranging from trained emergency nurses to completely untrained lay people. Questions, observations and answers are not only numerous, but welcome. Everyone leaves the REC Course with enhanced knowledge, skills and abilities. Class handouts are provided, including emergency record card templates, and instructions on how to locate one’s position using latitude and longitude using one’s cell phone, both vitally useful when an emergency occurs in a remote area.
The Range Emergency Care Kit (REC Kit) inventory is described and/or demonstrated, including the vented Hyfin® Chest seal, Recon Tourniquet, Israeli dressing, QuikClot® hemostatic gauze, diphenhydramine, thermometer, shears, eye-shields, oral glucose, and finger-tip pulse-oximeter. Every component in the REC Kit is relevant, easy to use, field tested and of very high quality, and used by the course instructor himself. Purchase of the REC Kit is highly recommended. You can pre-order the kit so that you are guaranteed to have your own new kit, or you can try and purchase one of the few spares the instructor brings to class.
$150 REC Kit w/Digital Pulse Oximeter & case
$120 REC Kit w/out Digital Pulse Oximeter
(A description of this Pulse Oximeter can be found HERE)
Why pre-order your very own REC Kit?
1) You will have the opportunity to deploy and practice with each component during guided scenarios. Knowing your kit’s equipment is vital.
2) You will save the time, cost, and significant hassle required to hunt down and purchase all the components yourself.
3) You will leave the course fully prepared.
4) There is NO OTHER pre-assembled kit available with the breadth or functionality of the REC Kit. Period.
*3 hours if combined with 1st Aid / CPR / AED or 4.5 hours if taken as a stand-alone class.
**Completion of the Range Emergency Care is not an endorsement or license to practice medicine. Rather, it is intended to inform and educate you about effective methods to recognize and treat emergencies when no practical alternative is available, i.e. professional help is delayed or unavailable. Currently licensed or certified medical professionals remain subject to their respective protocols, regulations and statutes.