Medical Prep "Bootcamp" 2024
Medical Prep "Bootcamp" 2024
Everything we teach, all in one setting.
This is a once-a-year offering of Medical Prep 101, 201, 301 and Herbal Theory and Preparation with Patriot Nurse. It will be held in Knoxville, TN.
This course will be in two parts with a Friday-Saturday break. On Monday, September 23rd 2024, Medical Prep 101, 201 and 301 will commence, continuing until Thursday, September 26th 2024. We will not be holding class Friday-Saturday so students may rest, recharge and enjoy reflection time. You will have time to visit the beautiful area of East Tennessee and cover your preparedness education at the same time! The class will resume with Herbal Theory and Preparation on Sunday, September 29th 2024, continuing through Tuesday, October 1st 2024.
Medical Prep 101:
Course Description: In this jam-packed first day, we will dive into diseases and injuries most likely to strike in a long-term disaster scenario and in everyday life, too! Our students comment that this class is like drinking from a medical fire hose of knowledge. Come well rested and ready to rocket into a dynamic training and learning environment!
A sampling of topics include:
- Vital signs - How to take them? What do they mean? What might they indicate?
- Diseases that kill - Which diseases kill fastest? Which are most common in a grid-down?
- Wounds- When is suturing appropriate? Are there risks involved with closing a wound? What material is appropriate?
In addition to strengthening our knowledge base, we will also take regular breaks for application. Skills sessions will include physical assessment, taking blood pressure, austere rehydration (when you don’t have IV fluids), and much more! The student will leave this class equipped with the knowledge and skills to better safeguard their loved ones’ health whatever life may throw at them!
Medical Prep 201:
Course Description: For retention, we will have a brief recap of day one, and then jump headlong into deeper physical assessment, refining our skills and furthering our knowledge. Total body physical assessment and problem solving will inform our medical preparedness approach. You will know how to check a person out from head to toe, conduct a physical assessment, and interpret certain findings.
We will delve into a critical and HIGHLY under-addressed area of preparedness – psychological challenges. We will investigate how a major disaster will affect people’s minds and hearts, causing significant depression, anxiety, and fear. Learning how to assess, prevent and take care of these problems is INTEGRAL to a well-rounded medical survival plan. Additionally, we will discuss options for pain control when the medicine runs out, and how to care for people who are suffering from physical and emotional pain.
Women’s health, STD’s, and BIRTH will also be covered in this class, including assisting in a birth and preparing for possible complications such as miscarriage, excessive bleeding, babies that don’t breathe, and breech birth.
Blending components of 101 and 201, we'll cover the issues and challenges of water shortages, human waste management, and the proper disposal of human bodies.
Medical Prep 301:
First day, we'll be delving into the nature of nutritional deficits and the diseases and conditions they cause. We'll cover the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients to forming a well-rounded food stash. We'll also cover the symptoms and signs of diseases that surface when there are problems in the food and water supply. A selection of topics include:
- Life-saving and sustaining vitamins, nutrients, and minerals
- Food storage evaluation - Where are YOUR food deficits?
- Intestinal flora and the importance of 'gut bugs'
- Identification of malnutrition
- Disease profiles of malnourished people (scurvy, kwashiorkor, etc)
- Food additives
- Water purification
- Water borne diseases
Second day, we'll be covering the 'Old School Diseases' -- the ones you've probably heard 'eradicated.' Many of the diseases we've heard about in story books will come back in the event of a grid -down disaster. A sampling of these topics include:
We'll also cover ancient and modern herbal remedies for the treatment of disease when there is no medical help or healthcare available. Utilizing ageless wisdom and joining it with modern science, we'll cover the selection, harvesting, and preparation of herbs in their various forms and also their historic uses for treating disease throughout the centuries.
Herbal Theory and Preparation: Cooking with Patriot Nurse!
In this 3 day premium course offering, we will explore the what, why and how of creating herbal concoctions in a small group setting. Class size will be limited to 20 students to give greater 1:1 student attention.
What we'll cover:
1) Herbal theory and why herbs work. Why they are distinct from pharmaceuticals and have long track records of success?
2) Classes of herbs and their general tendencies and actions. Where can we find these plants in nature? How to know when to harvest them? Which parts of the plant to use? How to prepare the different parts of the plant for maximum extraction of nutrient benefit?
3) How to select herbs for creating formulas that are problem-focused? How to build a solid recipe based on an individual's needs?
4) Preparing herbs in common delivery methods, including infusions, decoctions, fomentations, and much more
5) Choosing herbs to support specific body systems, allowing them to heal and resist disease. We will utilize applied muscle testing as a modality of choosing appropriate herbs.
6) Examine the role of herbs in medical preparedness and build the student's confidence in managing austere medical conditions in absence of pharmaceutical or standard medical access.
7) Discuss Biblical boundaries in healing and what it means to function as a healer operating in faith.
8) Self care as a healer and trends to be aware of.
Required texts to bring to class:
1. A notebook for note-taking.
Additionally, we ask that our students read (prior to class) the very valuable book:
We will be providing all preparatory equipment for our students to use during class, including cooking equipment, utensils, measuring devices, implements and everything needed to get your herbal preparation station going. You will also receive a very limited edition Patriot Nurse apron upon arrival!
Class Location: About a month before class, you'll receive an email detailing the exact venue location (will be in Knoxville, TN). Class starts at 0900 and runs through approximately 1700. If you do not receive an email by one week before class, check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, shoot us an email through the contact page. It is your responsibility to check your email. We cannot be responsible for your email box and its configurations. Please make sure you furnish the correct email at registration.
Tuition: Tuition for the Medical Prep Bootcamp is $2,499. This covers tuition for Medical Prep 101, 201, 301 AND Herbal Theory and Preparation. You are responsible for Travel, Lodging and Meals (and any other related expenses).
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to 30 days before class will be refunded with a 20% fee per person per class. Cancellations less than 30 days before class will not be refunded. No exceptions. We will not grant refunds or transfers to students who fail to show to class for any reason. Registration is nontransferable between persons. You agree to abide by this policy when you register for class.
We reserve the right to cancel a class with reasonable notice given. We also reserve the right to cancel with no notice due to an emergency on our part, or an Act of God. If the class has to be cancelled due to lack of participants, it will be cancelled at 28 days from the class date and all students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund.
By registering for a class, the participant agrees that in the event of a cancellation or otherwise, Patriot Nurse, will not be held legally or financially responsible for any fees, non-refundable or otherwise, related to airfares, other airfare penalties or other travel costs such as lodging, food or rental cars nor will they be responsible for lost wages due to time off from work.
PLEASE NOTE: Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130). We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we deem belligerent, rude, noncooperative, troublesome, potentially or demonstrably disruptive to our class environment, and/or whose behavior poses any threat to our staff or students' safety and well-being. No recording of any kind is permitted, and attempts to violate this policy constitute ground for immediate dismissal without refund.