Well got home late last night so here's the report on the class.
First off the instructor, Ross a former Navy corpsman, was a great guy and did an awesome job of teaching and keeping you very interested in the class.
Yes it is a massive amount of info given to you the first day.
This class covers all points of trauma first aide to self and to treat others.
The biggest point of the class is blood loss and how to apply a TQ to yourself and others. Being as there were CAT TQ's on the tables, 1 for each person to use, Ross would randomly call out where to put the TQ on yourself or another person at your table then check to be sure it was done properly. Also wound packing and applying chest (HALO) seals and when each is to be done.
After that is breathing and how to maintain an airway. Use of the NPA and how to properly insert it.
Going through the DAM kit and how to use each item properly including the chest decompression needle. But that is really above most peoples ability to use. It's there more for when properly trained personal arrive.
That was day 1
On day 2 we finished the power point presentation which covered frostbite in each stage, heat exhaustion and stroke, broken bones as well as bites from animals and snakes. The bite part was a brief overview really.
Then came the hours of first practicing with the items in the DAM kit on mannequins then situations Ross set up.
This was a really good way to test your mindset and awareness of the situation first and then the victim and their injuries.
Then the treatment of what we assessed to be wrong with them. After each Ross did a full breakdown on what we did properly and what we may have missed or didn't do quite right.
All in all this class was by far the best I've ever taken and well worth the cost.
It was a great time and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the chance to take it.