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EMT Intensive: Week 1

A lot of progress was made during the first week of EMT Intensive. It was interesting to see students come to the course with various backgrounds and experiences and begin to navigate the world of the EMT.  Classroom concepts interspersed with scenarios and first reactions in students have build a learning foundation for learning to care of a patient in an emergency situation. Confidence is starting to build as the students are getting more familiar with using basic tools of the trade.  As the week wraps up and clinicals begin, real world application on an ambulance and in the Emergency Department has opened the door even wider in terms of opportunities that they are now prepared for.  ...
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Meeting with Medwest EMS

I was pleased to spend some time with the medics of Medwest EMS in Sylva, NC and provide an update on drowning and resuscitation care.  The presentation was well attended.  Over the past six months or so, I have been researching, studying and talking with national experts as I travel and teach lifeguards in the US and abroad.  It's the influence of folks like Jill White, Justin Sempstrott, Seth Hawkins and Tod Schmilpfenig that encourage me to look deeper in the how we educate others on drowning. Recent inaccurate national news futher prompts me to get on board with sharing this updated information with...
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Locals Vote No To Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing involves the use of water pressure to create fractures in rock that allow oil and natural gas it contains to escape and flow out of a well. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", has played a major role in the development of America's oil and natural gas resources for nearly 60 years. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 35,000 wells are processed with the hydraulic fracturing method and it’s estimated that over one million wells have been hydraulically fractured since the first well in the late 1940s. And while the topic of "fracking" has globally been a hot topic for years, it seems the debate has become personal to many since North Carolina could start issuing fracking...
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Landmark Learning Base Slideshow

If you have never had an opportunity to look around the Landmark Learning Base, now is your chance! Click here to see a slideshow around Cane Creek and be sure to visit our website to check out our courses.

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Woodberry SWR Video

Here is a fun little video shared from Nolan Lavoie at the Woodberry School in Virgina.  Instructors Justin Padgett and Kevin Williams had some good times and lots of smiles at our early June 2014 SWR course with the Woodberry faculty! Thanks for the edits and go pro work Nolan!  Check it out here.

 

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Woodberry SWR Video

Here is a fun little video shared from Nolan Lavoie at the Woodberry School in Virgina.  Instructors Justin Padgett and Kevin Williams had some good times and lots of smiles at our early June 2014 SWR course with the Woodberry faculty! Thanks for the edits and go pro work Nolan!  Check it out here.

 

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The Landmark Adventure

By George Jones, SBTDC-PTAC Counselor at Western Carolina University

How can you prepare to save lives in a variety of outdoor and wilderness settings?  You can go to Landmark Learning.

Landmark Learning is an outdoor training school based in Cullowhee, NC and offers professional development courses covering a variety of outdoor recreation and emergency medicine fields. Founded in 1996 by a pair of Western Carolina University students, Landmark Learning is the first outdoor training school in the United States to have earned a national education accreditation. Over 2,000 students per year take courses and...
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EMT Intensive Blog Week 3! Eso es Todo!

Instructors, Deane Hodde, Justin Doroshenko, Dan Payton, and Justin Padgett are pleased to annouce that we released a whole new batch of EMT students out into the world to make it a better place, or at least a more survivable place.  Students came from around the country as usual,  making our classroom well rounded and quite entertaining! Thank you all for your dedication to learn how to better care for others.  Please check out this slide show from one of our scenario days. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N03oHkHmAn0

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Wilderness Starguard Instructor Training in Cullowhee

Instructors Justin Padgett and Justin Doroshenko taught a Wilderness StarGuard® Instructor Training course here in Cullowhee.  Students learned how to keep their eyes and ears out for people in danger or in need of rescue.  During one of the mock rescues one of Landmark Semester students, Chad Romeo found he was tangled in fishing line, and discovered at the end of that line was a catfish in need of rescue. 

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ASU Outdoor Programs - Press Release

Broadstone and Appalachian State University

Broadstone parthers with Landmark Learning to offer certification courses
Wilderness Medicine Institute and Leave No Trace courses will be offered this fall

BOONE - University Recreation at Appalachian State University has partnered with Landmark Learning to expand education and training opportunities in the field of outdoor recreation and education.

Landmark Learning is an authorized Teaching Institute for the N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services and a provider for the National Outdoor...
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