PaddleAID is for paddlers looking to gain a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries that are specific to an aquatic environment. Candidates will spend 1/2 day in the classroom and 1/2 day on the water applying their new skills. Training can be tailored to stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, surf skiing and outrigger paddling.
Ideal Candidate(s): Waterman/ Water women, Adventures, Coaches and Community Leaders.
Certification Currency: non- certification
Skills and Knowledge
- Casualty Assessment
- CPR A and AED certification
- External Bleeding
- Paddle Specific Injuries (Shoulder/Clavicle, Drowning and Head)
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Aquatic Spinal Management
- Choosing your FAK
- RIDE Plan
- Bone and Joint Injuries
- Environmental Illnesses