A local paramedic with wilderness and activist background is hosting a 2-day round of medical scenarios on Aug 26 and 27 in south Minneapolis. This is informal, no certs or trainings besides whatever folks want to discuss and learn amongst ourselves. The primary focus will be to drill live-action scenarios to practice those assessments and first-aid skills, plus endure a little stress inoculation. Trigger warning for pseudo blood and guts, and pseudo suffering.
There are only 20 seats open, and it costs $15 per person for the supplies used over the weekend. If you come please be prepared to possibly play a patient once or twice as well as be a responder. This is best suited for someone with some level of medical training, be it Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Street Medic, EMT, or something similar. If you don’t have that or are unsure about your training but still want to participate please let me know and we can talk.
If you do medical support with a buddy and only want to practice with them, cool, we should be able to make that happen most of the time. If you have a medical kit you want to practice exclusively with, cool, bring it and if you want to use some of my supplies for practice you’re welcome. This will be happening in whatever weather unless it is severe. If you can’t make the whole thing let me know and we’ll figure it out. If you have kids and have to bring them let me know, we might be able to figure out cooperative child care.
The schedule is Aug 25, Fri, 1700-1900 for group review and meet ‘n’ greet. Aug 26, Sat, 1000-1800 for scenarios, and Aug 27, Sun, 1000-1700 for scenarios.

A second continuing education opportunity is North Star’s September Skill Share: Monday 9/25 at 6pm. Kristi will lead herbal first aid. Location TBA.
Contact northstarhealth@gmail.com for more information for either opportunity.
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Street Medic Training

February 12, 2017

 

In the interest of providing health care to our communities, we are organizing another  20-hour street medic training.

Please plan to attend the entire course.  There are breaks on Sat and Sun to allow you to tend to your lives, but the training is one event.

This ~20 hour course is designed to provide the participants with basic first aid skills, as well as specialized skills focused on protest situations.
Skills taught are patient assessment, treatment for wounds, head/neck injuries, illnesses/allergic reactions, heat and cold concerns, chemical burns, “less lethal” weapons injuries, when to seek higher medical care, and general preparedness for changing or unpredictable situations.

If you are a member of a traditionally marginalized community, please include that information as you are comfortable in your RSVP and we will prioritize your registration.

When: Friday April 28th, 2017 5:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday April 29th, 2017 9:00am-12:00p, 1:00pm-6:00pm;

Sunday April 30th, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Where: We are working on a location, but it will be in Mpls/St. Paul.

To join contact the facilitator Kat Donnelly via  northstarhealth@gmail.com

Street Medic Training

January 25, 2017

Update: This training is full.  We will plan to have another later this spring.  Trainers nationwide are having similar experiences, so we will not be able to host an out of town trainer at this time. We are also working towards hosting a training by UMedics.

In the interest of providing health care to our communities, we are organizing a 20-hour street medic training!  We are working with another street medic collective to potentially host a POC co-trainer.

Please plan to attend the entire course.  There are breaks on Sat and Sun to allow you to tend to your lives, but the training is one event.

This ~20 hour course is designed to provide the participants with basic first aid skills, as well as specialized skills focused on protest situations.
Skills taught are patient assessment, treatment for wounds, head/neck injuries, illnesses/allergic reactions, heat and cold concerns, chemical burns, “less lethal” weapons injuries, when to seek higher medical care, and general preparedness for changing or unpredictable situations.
Street Medicine is not only for protesters: the course is designed to empower participants to take an active role in keeping themselves and their communities healthy and safe, while reducing their dependence on industrialized medical systems that are often inaccessible or hostile to many people.

When: Friday March 3th, 2017 5:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday March 4th, 2017 9:00am-12:00p, 1:00pm-6:00pm;

Sunday March 5th, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Where: We are working on a location, but it will be in Mpls/St. Paul.

To join contact the facilitator Kat Donnelly via  northstarhealth@gmail.com

 

Updates

November 29, 2016

A long time coming, but busy days.  What has NSHC been doing?

-Two 20-hour street medic trainings in Cleveland prior to the RNC, supporting actions during the RNC. 7/2016

-Jail support for arrestees from the Governor’s Mansion encampment  St. Paul, MN 7-8/2016

-One 20-hour street medic training for women of color in St. Paul, MN.  10/2016

-Supporting the medics and healers at Standing Rock. 9-11/2016

…. and more soon!  See our Facebook page for more updates.

Street Medic Training

September 7, 2015

In the interest of providing health care to our communities, we are organizing another 20-hour street medic training!  Please plan to attend the entire course.  There are breaks on Sat and Sun to allow you to tend to your lives, but the training is one event.

This ~20 hour course is designed to provide the participants with basic first aid skills, as well as specialized skills focused on protest situations.
Skills taught are patient assessment, treatment for wounds, head/neck injuries, illnesses/allergic reactions, heat and cold concerns, chemical burns, “less lethal” weapons injuries, when to seek higher medical care, and general preparedness for changing or unpredictable situations.
Street Medicine is not only for protesters: the course is designed to empower participants to take an active role in keeping themselves and their communities healthy and safe, while reducing their dependence on industrialized medical systems that are often inaccessible or hostile to many people.

When: Friday March 4th, 2016 5:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday March 5th, 2016 9:00am-12:00p, 1:00pm-6:00pm;

Sunday March 6th, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

To join contact the facilitator Kat Donnelly at northstarhealth@gmail.com

If you prefer to register through EXCO: http://excotwincities.org/2015/08/30/street-medic-training-september/

Street Medic Training

July 24, 2012

As the RNC/DNC conventions approach again and Occupy continues their fight, we find the need for health care in our communities undiminished and still plenty of interest in becoming able to care for ourselves.

To that end, we are having another 20hr training!

August 17th  5p-9p
August 18th-19th  9a-12a, 1p-6p

Training will be held at Minnehaha Free Space

Please register through EXCO for more information:

http://excotc.org/class/street-medic-training

In addition to the upcoming training, North Star Health Collective is happy to host Herbal Medicine for Activists!

Friday, March 23, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Come learn about common plants that have a wide variety of uses. Getting
to know the plants where you are; those that are within reach are going to
be the most useful in an emergency. The workshop includes Herbs for
Prevention, Resilience, First Aid, Recovery, and Rejuvenation. This
workshop is for activists and health care workers supporting social and
environmental causes or campaigns. Training in first aid is helpful but
not required. You must register to attend.

Sign up at info@serpentine-project.org or call (715) 977-0908

Leah Wolfe, MPH, is an herbalist from Luck, WI. She studied herbal
medicine at the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine and public health
at Portland State University. She is the project manager of the Serpentine
Project – an educational endeavor that protects and cultivates medicinal
plants and traditional approaches to healing through workshops, plant
walks, and consultations.

Other details: This workshop is offered on a sliding-scale basis – no one
is turned away for lack of funds and trade options may be available.
Suggested donation: $20-40. We will host a potluck dinner after the
workshop, please bring a dish to share if you’d like to join us.

Location: Minnehaha Free Space

the serpentine project
ser pen tine (noun) c.1408, plant reputed to contain antivenom
http://serpentine-project.org * info@serpentine-project.org

Street Medic Training

February 9, 2012

As Occupy MN continues through the winter, and the G8/NATO protests coalesce, we find the need for health care in our communities continues, and there is more interest in becoming able to care for ourselves. To that end, we are having another training!

March 23rd 9a-1p
March 24th 9a-12a, 1p-6p
March 25th 12p-8p

Friday session will be held at Minnehaha Free Space

Saturday/Sunday sessions will be held at Powderhorn Park building

See EXCO for more information:

http://excotc.org/class/street-medic-training

Psychological First Aid Training

A workshop for those part of the #occupy movement, especially geared towards street medics, healers & any other service providers, but open to ALL.

Sunday, November 6th, 2011  1-3pm
Room N202, Central Library, Downtown Minneapolis

Learn & Practice Skills to:
-Help someone who has recently been traumatized or exposed to violence
-Assist someone who is having intense emotional or psychological issues
-Be aware of your own & each others’ vicarious & secondary trauma & the necessity of self-care
-Reduce PTS (post traumatic stress) for new and ‘repeat’ activists and service providers
-Discuss & strategize specific experiences & possibilities about the mental health needs at OccupyMN

In this workshop we will also draw connections between our lives and the trauma and violence that our current socioeconomic system results in every day. We will also touch on a critique of the current model of mental health and talk about some of the other mental and emotional health issues that are being seen at Occupy spaces around the country.

North Star has been quiet, but not dormant for some time now. As Occupy Wall Street enters its second month and Occupy MN heads towards its third week, we find ourselves reawakening and reaffirming our points of unity and our belief in health care for all.

To that end, we are having a training this weekend!

Oct. 21 3p-9p
Oct. 22 9a-3p
Oct. 23 9a-3p

See EXCO for more information:
http://www.excotc.org/workshop/street-medic-training