OEC Refresher: Pinecrest & Lake Alpine Ski Patrols
Date: 2019 refresher to be scheduled
Location: Fellowship Hall, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd., Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Advance enrollment required: email Steve Donelan and register online at the NSP web site. Course number F067170006.
your name, patrol, and NSP number in your message.
Donelan, e-mail - email@example.com.
This is a traditional refresher, so bring the completed open book test from Ski Patrol Magazine (summer issue), your
patrol pack, and your OEC card for instructor signature. We'll be using stethoscopes and BP cuffs for patient
assessment, so please bring yours if you have them.
Complete the OEC Workbook, printed in the summer issue of Ski Patrol
Magazine. This is a traditional refresher, so there is no online
portion , just the use of the OEC Workbook for preparation, which
includes writing in your answers to the study questions.
: Don't have the magazine? Go to the National Ski Patrol
web site (www.nsp.org) and you will find the refresher study guide in
format, so you can download it and print it out.
- In the morning, we will have brief presentations of core topics, then rotate through skills stations.
- While we eat lunch together, we will go
over the open book study test and discuss the answers.
- In the afternoon, we will rotate through
scenario stations, which will be very realistic.
- After the scenarios, patrollers fill out evaluations of the refresher and turn them in.
- Steve will sign OEC cards, and refresher
completion acknowledgements for visiting patrollers who neeed them.
- Finally, we will give participants the
opportunity to make public comments on
the refresher before closing.
- After the
refresher, PNSP will have a brief patrol meeting.
To get credit for
the refresher, you must:
- Be currently
registered as a National Ski Patroller or candidate, with your dues for
the upcoming season paid (PNSP & LANSP treasurers should be there).
- Show the completed open book study questions when you arrive - we'll go over them togeher during lunch.
- Be checked
off at all the skills stations.
- Be checked
off at all the scenario stations, including at least one complete
In order to patrol, you
must re-certify in CPR every year - the NSP does not recognize 2-year
certification periods. Certification must be in Basic Life Support for
Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP),
also known as CPR for Professional Rescuers, which includes adult,
child, and infant skills
for a single
rescuer, two-rescuer adult and infant CPR, and use of the pocket CPR
mask and Bag Valve Mask.
Heart Association, American
Red Cross, American Safety & Health Institute, and National
Safety Council all
offer courses that meet these requirements.
For Pinecrest and
Lake Alpine patrollers, if you have already re-certified in CPR and
show us your card during check-in, we will note it on the roster.
Otherwise, you must show your PD proof of re-certification before
Patients for scenarios
We need patients for the afternoon scenarios (12 noon to 4:30). Let me
know if you can provide friends or family. Kids welcome if they are old
enough to remember and act out their roles. Moulage experts from my
wilderness program will coach them and apply accident makeup. Make sure
they bring or wear old clothes, because the makeup is messy.
Check in and show completed study questions (required for admission
12:30 Working lunch:
discussion of the study questions as we eat.
volunteers prepare scenario stations.
Scenario stations - first rotation
Scenario stations - second rotation
Scenario station - third rotation
Convene for comments on refresher by participants, and patrol meetings.
fill out evaluations and turn in refresher completion records.
Instructors sign OEC cards and completion acknowledgements.