VIDEO: Bush Kit Training Program in 2022-23
What is the Bush Kit Program?
The Bush Kit program is designed to encourage traditional culture, promote wellbeing and reduce negative experiences in the bush.
The main objectives of the Bush Kit are to:
- increase the ability of Cree land users' program are to handle health care in the bush
- to enhance their own primary responsibility for health matters
Partnership with Cree Trappers' Assocation (CTA)
CTA facilitates the communication between the community members and the land users in the bush. They also help the communication between the bush and the CMC in case of need, and help in the logistics of any medical evacuations.
What does a Bush Kit Representative do?
- Takes care of the Bush Kit
- Communicates with the nurse at the CMC
- Gives medication, first-aid care and follow-up
- Recognizes common problems and emergency situations
- Acts as a resource person for health problems of people in the camp
- Puts in place strategies at camp to prevent illness or injury
- Follows prescribed treatments correctly to give safe and proper care to the sick or injured person
Training sessions for community members will increase the safety and sense of well-being of people in the bush.
The training will teach you:
- First-aid care in the bush
- Emergency preparedness in the bush
- How to react and act in an emergency event
- Use of the Bush Kit
- Communication with the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centre
11 Bush Kit Wilderness Trainings were provided to 9 communities
Total of 111 Newly trained Bush Kit Representatives
11 Bush Kit Wilderness Trainings were provided to 7 communities
Total of 74 Newly trained Bush Kit Representatives
+ Online Bush Kit training program for nurses and PCCRs was set up during COVID-19
+ 114 Bush Kits delivered to the CBHSSJB