Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Next month, I’m teaching two medical classes in Ohio. I wanted to let you all know about them in time to register.
I had to cancel the Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting class I had scheduled for last weekend at Blackwing for lack of enrollment.
This is the first class I’ve had to cancel in several years. For all of you training junkies wanting to take classes, please don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. My hosts need to make a certain amount of money to bring me in and make a profit of their own. If you wait until the last second to sign up, they are more likely to think no one is interested and call everything off. When you see a class you want to take, register as soon as possible.
I will definitely be scheduling fewer overall classes next year. I’d rather teach once a month to 25 students than teach three times a month to groups that only get 10 people registered in each class.
Below is the registration information for my two upcoming medical classes. You can read previous student reviews of the course at my student feedback page if you have any questions.
I hope to see some of you at one of the courses soon.
Tactical First-Aid & System Collapse Medicine – 8 hours
Instructed by Greg Ellifritz, Active Response Training
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
$150 per student (course is limited to first 18 paid registrations)
We are located near Clarksville, Ohio.
Just 45 minutes from Dayton or Cincinnati, and an hour drive from Columbus.
Food and lodging can be found nearby in Wilmington, Ohio.
Questions? Please contact:
Dann Sternsher – Instructor, Consultant
This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols.
Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents. Self care and care under fire will also be addressed.
Students will also learn simple patient assessment techniques, how to treat a sucking chest wound and tension pneumothorax as well as field fracture immobilization and expedient c-spine immobilization. Options for assuring clear airways (including improvised surgical airways) will be practiced.
In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system. Wound cleaning and disinfection under field conditions, injection of local anesthesia and wound closure (including minor suturing) will be practiced in our “trauma lab”. If time permits, students will integrate all of these skills in several practical scenarios.
Information about what types of drugs to stockpile for natural disasters or a collapse in the health care system will be discussed, along with methods for legally acquiring those pharmaceuticals. The instructor will also discuss what items should be included in a comprehensive medical kit and how to improvise those items in an austere environment.
Date and Time
Sat, September 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Black Wing Shooting Center
3722 Marysville Rd
Delaware, OH 43015