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Medic Training Weekend
07 Aug 2001
Announcing a street medic and affinity group medic training at MIT September 8 and 9.
Everyone is invited. No medical or first aid training or experience required.
Space is limited. Please preregister

Announcing a street medic and affinity group medic training at MIT in Cambridge, MA September 8 and 9.

This two-day training course will cover street first aid and chemical weapons decontamination protocol, as well as extensive roleplays and assessment. Designed as a complete introduction to action medical knowledge and skills, completion of this course will prepare you to serve as a street medic at political actions (this training will be targetted towards the upcoming D.C. World Bank protest).

Everyone is invited. No medical or first aid training or experience required.
Sliding-scale donations appreciated ($20 suggested.)
Housing is available.
Lunches will be catered by Food Not Bombs.

Space is limited. Please preregister by calling Martha or (617) 628-1725 or emailing martha (at) riseup.net

For more information call Michael at (617) 524-8064 or email mhg1 (at) cornell.edu.

September 8 (Sat.) 9am-7pm MIT room 3-343
Basic Street First Aid 10 Hours This extensive introductory training provides essential first aid knowledge, as applied to actual street experience at mass demonstrations and direct actions. Includes chemical weapons treatment protocols, trauma, weather-related llness, and much more, with numerous hands-on practicals. Also the complete course for Affinity Group Medics.

September 9 (Sun.) 9am-7pm MIT room 3-343
Street Medic Operations 3 Hours Introduction to how street medics function in the field. Begins with presentation and discussion of codes of conduct and ethics, team makeup & teamwork, calling for backup, and dealing with police/EMS. Includes how/when to move patients (practicals) and how to conduct triage.

Street Medic RolePlays 4 Hours Participants play one of three roles (police, protestors, street medics) during several roleplays intended to simulate demonstration environments. Each roleplay is evaluated. This fast-paced and energetic training is where medics make mistakes, instead of in the field!

Basic Medic Skills Evaluation 3 Hours Opportunity for those who wish to further practice and hone their skills; hands-on practicals where instructors can offer one-on-one evaluation.

Primary instructor will be Michael Greger, M.D., a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a founding member of NEAMA, the Northeast Action Medics Association.
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