In an emergency, skills make the difference.

When you know how to care for yourself and your community,
You're not a victim, you're a HERO.

If you’ve ever been in an emergency situation, you know that it’s easy to feel overwhelmingly helpless. But when you're prepared, you're confident.

In this course, you'll learn to:
  • Manage acute wounds and trauma, as well as long-term wound and trauma care
  • Work with chronic illnesses through an emergency situation
  • Plan for and manage situations where conventional medical care is not available, from children to elders, and including supporting those with complicated conditions
  • Plan effectively for the nutritional needs of your community
  • Manage infectious disease in austere conditions
  • Emergency birth care
  • Making a plan for pets and livestock

...And MORE, so that you’re prepared to cover all the bases when disaster hits.

The goal of this course is to give you the skills and confidence to function calmly and efficiently in a disaster scenario, providing effective support for your loved ones and community no matter what the situation is, and even if government support never arrives.

With this program in your bones, you’ll have ready access to information and tools to use to immediately calm a traumatic situation and begin the healing process. Imagine helping someone in a great amount of pain, to ease their suffering until emergency teams arrive. Imagine feeling confident about what to do if those support teams never do arrive. Imagine confidently taking your place in the community when disaster strikes, rising to aid those in need.

That’s what this course is all about.

Don't guess you're ready.
KNOW you are.


This course includes over 51 hours of video presentations.
Tuition is $440 - that's just $8.50 per hour of instruction!

There's more: we want your experience to be as close to “being there in person” as possible, and we want to accommodate as many different styles of learning as possible.

That’s why we also provide:
  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!
  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow along on paper
  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!
  • Direct access to Katja and Ryn - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions within 24 hours
  • Weekly live Q&A sessions - to ask your questions directly, live and in person!

Get the skills you need to help others confidently!

An Asset

Jared O.

Everything I'm learning would have been good to know BEFORE Hurricane Harvey. I didn't really know what to do, and I needed people to help me. For the next one, I want to have it together to be an asset for people, to pay it back. I have to say I couldn't have asked for a better person to learn from on all this, you are amazing thank you!

Course curriculum

From burns and broken bones to a long-term post-disaster community care scenario, this course prepares you to work effectively in an austere environment.

    1. Welcome to CDR: First Aid and Long-Term Care!

    2. Live Q&A sessions twice a week!

    3. How many hours is this course?

    4. How to use this platform

    5. The "What's New" button on your dashboard

    6. How to use the Discussions feature

    7. Meet our Friends!

    8. Chatting in the Community Space

    9. Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)

    10. Every Body is Different

    11. 🌿Herb Safety in Pregnancy🌿

    12. Introduction

    13. Changes at FEMA

    1. Bandaging [video]

    2. Bandaging [audio]

    3. Bandaging [slides]

    4. Assessing & Managing A Sprained Ankle; Basket Weave & Heel Lock Taping Techniques

    5. Sprained Ankle [audio]

    6. Cravat illustrations

    7. How to get really good at bandaging

      FREE PREVIEW
    1. Splinting [video]

    2. Splinting [audio]

    3. Splinting [slides]

    4. Traction Splint Discussion

    5. More on Traction Splints

    1. Wounds 1 [video]

    2. Wounds 1 [audio]

    3. Wounds 1 [slides]

    1. Wounds 2 [video]

    2. Wounds 2 [audio]

    3. Wounds 2 [slides]

    4. Dressing A Burn [video]

    5. Dressing A Burn [audio]

    1. First Aid Kits

    2. First Aid Kit Contents - Sam Coffman

    3. First Aid Kits - CommonWealth Herbs

    4. Creating and Using your own Herbal First Aid Kit

About this course

  • $440.00
  • 134 lessons
  • 51 hours of video content

Be ready to help.

I'm ready to:

  • Prepare myself for whatever emergencies arise
  • Feel confident in my skills to help others
  • Serve my community in a greater way
  • Expand my abilities as a care provider

Well-equipped

Jesse P.

One of the things that inspired me to take this course was the Dollar Ridge Fire that swept through our community, and realizing that I just wasn't prepared. This course makes me feel so much better equipped to handle every aspect of a disaster like this.
Katja's teaching style rocks! She's loaded with tons of valuable information and I totally appreciate the way she presents it. I love her graceful wit as she shows you how to save the world, and keep yourself and everyone around you together as you do.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.

Be a Hero.

Get the skills you need to be confident and prepared to care for yourself, your family, and your community.