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SnowAID is for snowboarders and skiers looking to gain a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries that are specific to winter. Candidates will spend 1/2 day in the classroom and 1/2 day outside applying their new skills. Training can be tailored to inbounds and out of bounds environments.

Ideal Candidate(s): Snowboarders and Skiers, Snowboard Coaches,Ski Coaches, Trip Leaders and Backcountry enthusiasts.

Prerequisite(s): None

Certification Currency: non- certification

Recertification: None.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Casualty Assessment
  • CPR A and AED certification
  • External Bleeding
  • Snowboard and Ski Specific Injuries (Shoulder/Clavicle, Wrist, Knee, and Head)
  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal Management
  • Choosing your FAK
  • RIDE Plan
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Environmental Illnesses

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