Fall 2015 Outdoor Emergency Care Course

This site covers the National Ski Patrol's Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training course that's held in the San Francisco South Bay area each Fall. Details on registration, materials, preparation and location are located on the tabs above. Course updates are posted below as they are published.

Outdoor Emergency Care® is the National Ski Patrol’s award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. Developed in the late 1980s for the 26,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer. Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Saturday Class Info

Candidates -

A question came up about the Saturday class logistics. Here's the scoop:

Saturday classes are not mandatory, but *highly* recommended. Great opportunity to solidify practical skills that we review in class, plus get some additional 1:1 time with patrollers to clarify questions, etc.

Saturday class are typically 9AM to around noon. We typically pick a public park - last year Rinconada Park in Palo Alto.  Likely the same this year, but we'll make the final call once we know a bit more about where everyone is coming from and thus we can pick something central.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CPR Class 2018

Candidates -

As you saw on the Class Materials & Preparation tab, we require all candidates to have a CPR certification complete by the midterm.

Once again this year, Bianca Gonzalez of LifeSafety Associates will hold a CPR class for those in our course that need it.  The class will be AHA compliant, which is usually sufficient for most patrols in Tahoe.  Check with yours to be sure.


Date: Saturday, Sept. 22.  8:30AM to 12:30PM

Location: LifeSafety Associates.  1876 Hartog Dr, San Jose, CA 95131    GoogleMap here.

Cost & Registration: $63.  Contact Bianca Gonzalez directly to register & arrange payment:  bgonzalez @ lifesafety.com

Big thanks to Bianca for he help here. 

More info on Life Safety here:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/lifesafety/

Saturday, June 23, 2018

OEC Skills in the Summertime

In these warm days this summer, remember to review your assessment & treatment for heat illnesses...

Friday, June 22, 2018

Welcome New Candidates

Candidates - 

Welcome to OEC SouthBay 2018.  We're pleased to have you and looking foward to a great class.  A few things in prep for class:

- Have a look at the "Course Materials & Preparation" tab on the class blog.  You've got some runway before class starts, but the earlier you can start on those actions, the better.  In particular, getting started early on the book will pay dividends.  It take some effort to get through.
- As for the book, many candidates are finding it useful to get the electronic version.  Primary benefit is the search function.  At the end of the day, however, it's you choice: paper or electrons.
- We have some candidates with quite a long drive to class.  As we get closer to class I'll connect you all so you can work out carpooling.
- Finally, as you read in the registration instructions on the blog, in addition to your registration for this class, you'll need to join the NSP & register as an OEC candidate.  Officially you need to have this done by the end of class, but best to get this out of the way beforehand.  

In the meantime, shoot me a note if you have any questions.  And, if you haven't already, subscribe to the blog to keep up with class announcements.  https://oecsouthbay.blogspot.com/

We'll reconnect as we get closer to class.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SouthBay OEC 2018 Course Number

As noted in the registration instructions above, candidates need to register for this course via Eventbrite AND register with the National Ski Patrol on nsp.org.  To do so, you'll need the following course number info:

Candidates - The official course number for our course is: F066180006.

Patrollers & Instructors - As usual, shoot me your NSP ID # and I'll list you as an assisting patroller on your NSP record.

OEC SouthBay 2018 Open for Registration

We're ready to open registrations for the Fall 2018 SouthBay OEC course.  Click on the link below to register via Eventbrite.

We've had quite high initial interest in the class, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oec-southbay-2018-tickets-47191901247

Friday, May 4, 2018

OEC SouthBay Course 2018

Plans for the OEC Southbay 2018 course are underway. We'll have more detail in the Spring timeframe.

If you're interested in the course, shoot me a note and I'll put you down on the "interested" list & we'll reconnect in the Spring to begin the registration process.