Center for Wilderness Safety (CWS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization, and a partner of the Wilderness Medical Society, dedicated to wilderness medicine education and training.
Specializing in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder, CWS works with many organizations, including Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America), American Canoe Association, U.S. Department of Interior , U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers (and many more), to promote the development and personal implementation of both the clinical and fundamental skills necessary in the field of wilderness medicine.
Why should I give to CWS?
The Golden Hour – 60 precious minutes
In wilderness and emergency medicine, the “Golden Hour” refers to a time period lasting for one hour (or less), following a traumatic injury sustained through a casualty or medical emergency. It is during this critical time that the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death. It is well established that the patient’s chances of survival are greatest if they receive care within a short period of time after a severe injury.