Arborist Trauma Training
The Arborist Trauma Training course is a comprehensive course for trauma treatment in a field setting for common tree/logging industry traumatic injuries. Topics include basic principles of emergency preparedness/response, hazard/danger body systems (circulatory, respiratory, nervous), treatment for massive hemorrhage/uncontrolled bleeding, recognition/treatment of the three types of shock (volume, vascular, cardiogenic), identification/stabilization of cervical spine and closed head injuries in a field setting, identification/treatment of musculoskeletal injuries (fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains), identification/treatment of soft tissue injuries and burns, environmental emergencies (hypo and hyperthermia/frostbite/ hyponatremia), and identification/treatment of medical emergencies (asthma/anaphylaxis/ diabetes). The course includes practical field exercises in the use and application of compression bandages (Blood Stopper, Israeli, and H-Bandage) and tourniquets (CAT and SWAT-T), administration of epinephrine, CPR/rescue breathing in an isolated setting, spine immobilization, splints/joint stabilization, treatment of environmental emergencies in an isolated setting, field treatment of medical emergencies (asthma/anaphylaxis/ diabetes), and field transport methods. In addition, field expedient methods for fabricating tourniquets/bandages, splints, spinal immobilization, and patient transport from materials present on tree/logging industry worksites are described, demonstrated, and practiced. Participants will engage in numerous field based scenarios in the treatment and transport of patients with common tree/logging industry traumatic injuries and conditions.
This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.1030, 1910.151, and 1910.266.