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UPDATED 8/12/2022

Beyond Limits Education takes the health and safety of our learners and staff very seriously.

Most of our educational offerings require learners to be present in-person; specifically our CPR, First Aid, EMS, and Wilderness Medicine Program and Custom Education Program. In these courses, there is an inherent risk of illness transmission. One of the learning objectives is to teach students how to effectively use PPE, hand hygiene, and equipment sanitization to mitigate risk. Please select a tab below to review specific guidelines and practices.

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is an expectation for any first responder regardless of being in a pandemic. Wearing PPE protects both the first responder and the patient. Training as if responding to a real scenario builds muscle memory so that a responder will perform a skill correctly when under stress. During drills students playing the rescuer role are expected to wear the following:

  • Well fitted surgical mask (provided), KN95, or N95.
  • Gloves (provided)
  • Eye Protection (provided if needed)

Students playing the patient role are not expected to wear PPE unless the responder asks them to. For example, if the mock patient’s profile is to exhibit signs and symptoms of illness, a rescuer will be expected to request that the mock patient wear a mask.

Students are expected to wash their hands frequently. Hand sanitizer may be used until a hand washing station or restroom is available.

Scenarios that warrant hand washing:

  • Before and after eating.
  • After drills.
  • Switching patients during a drill.

Students are required to sanitize equipment after each use. Sanitization spray and wipes will be provided.

Students are highly encouraged to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines per CDC guidelines. Students that are not up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine, are at high-risk for severe illness if they contract COVID. Testing 24-48 hours prior to start of in-person training is recommended.

We kindly ask that students showing signs and symptoms of illness capable of being spread through respiratory droplets and/or skin contact, not otherwise explainable by another condition (i.e., allergies), stay home. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Other symptoms associated with COVID-19

Students will be required to complete a Communicable Illness Pre-Screen within 24 hours of the first day of the in-person section of a class and anytime there is more than a 24 hour break between class sessions. Students are highly encouraged to report the onset of new symptoms since completion of the form.

If a student becomes symptomatic during class, they will be asked to leave and given the option to transfer to a future class or receive a full refund.