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20 Hour Street Medic Training

July 11, 2012

The Rhizobia Health Collective (formerly the Seattle Street Medics) is pleased to present a 20-hour Street Medic training! The training will be held from August 10th to August 12th (friday evening 5pm-9pm, sat/sun 9am-6:30pm) in an accessible location near downtown Seattle. Location will be disclosed once you have registered.

Pre-registration is required for this.

There are some things you will need to know about this training!

First of all, do not show up if you are a cop or a journalist!

Second, there will be a cap of 20 attendees for this training. We are asking folks to reply to seattlemedics@gmail.com and put “street medic training” in the subject line to begin the registration process.

Third, we will be requesting a $20 donation to cover the cost of supplies and to help pay for the location. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Fourth, during this training, we will be both inside and outside, and teaching a lot of hands-on interventions, so folks will need to bring clothing appropriate for both inside and outside environments.

Five, this training does not provide any certification, just skills! Information about low-cost CPR certification here.

Six, please be as scent free as possible. Here is a link to some more info about the advantages and courteousness of scent free space.

Our trainings are open to people of any skill level; we encourage healthcare providers to attend our trainings as strongly as we do people with no first aid background. The training is holistic, focusing on preparation, actions and aftercare. Participants leave with useful tools whether they plan on being a medic at every major summit protest or if they simply want basic first aid knowledge for their neighborhood. The schedule is intensive, with one evening session and two long days that include hands-on practices and realistic scenarios. We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people and will work with you beforehand to make sure that your needs are met.

Our training includes:

the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking
action preparedness
patient assessment, basic first aid skills and life-saving techniques
when to call 911 and how to interact with Emergency Medical Services
police violence and chemical weapons
packing your first aid kit
and much more!

For more information about being a street medic, please check out these links:

Street Medic Wiki
Orientation to Street Medicking for Medical Providers

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