The Project Medic is a member of the project leadership team.
To the extent possible, prevent injuries to participants in WRV projects. In the event of an injury or illness, administer appropriate emergency care.
For urban projects, project medics must have at a minimum a current First Aid certification. For wilderness projects, project medics must have at a minimum a current Wilderness First Responder certification. The classification of wilderness or urban project is made by the project leadership team based on the criteria of the Wilderness Medical Institute of NOLS.
Dependent upon project. Project medic is briefed by the project team and may be involved in project planning.
Before project, attend planning meetings and site visits, as needed, to fully understand the potential risks of the project. Before project, pick up first aid equipment, radios, medic IDs, applicable forms. After project, return equipment, fill out forms and attend project debrief session, as needed.
Reports to Project Leader. Works with WRV staff and Crew Leaders.
Potential hazards are reduced if possible. Volunteers working on the project are informed of possible hazards in an effort to prevent injuries. In the event of an injury or illness, injured person is treated in the appropriate manner.