Navajo Nation Education Outreach
The Herbal Clinician Team
The Navajo Nation Apothecarist Team
The 2019 Herbal Medics Team

Navajo Nation Education Outreach

Before the clinical week began on September 21, 2019, The Human Path / Herbal Medics Academy provided training in wilderness first aid medicine to members of the community.

THP worked collaboratively with the Navajo Area Agency on Aging department to provide a 24-hour first aid certification to 18 bus drivers from all over the reservation that provide transporation for the senior community.

Sam Coffman
Sam CoffmanDirector, Lead Instructor, RH, EMT-B
Suchil Coffman-Guerra
Suchil Coffman-GuerraDirector, Instructor

The Navajo Nation has 93 senior centers in an area that spans over 27,000 miles and is the largest Native American community in the US. THP met with officials from the Aging department to provide training that would benefit drivers in remote locations should a medical emergency happen beyond the reach of higher care.

During the September WFA course, bus drivers were trained in bandaging, splinting, primary assessment surveys, environmental injuries such as rattlesnake and other venomous bites, heat exhaustion and frostbite. The drivers were tested on their first aid skills in several live scenarios, and received WFA certifications from ECSI that will last two years.

The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is a recognized international provider of emergency care and safety training, with thousands of Education Centers and instructors worldwide. ECSI is the only training organization with an exclusive relationship with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), both of whom serve as the authoring medical bodies for ECSI.