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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.

Prerequisite(s): None

Certification Currency: non- certification

Recertification: None.

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

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