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Skedco Learning Center Courses – October, 2017

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


In 2015, Skedco will launch The Skedco Learning Center (SLC) where you can acquire comprehensive training on many of our products. Skedco has been providing product training for as long as we have been in business.  With the formation of SLC, you will be able to register for open enrollment courses here at our headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon.  Our course scheduled for October 27st, 2017. will focus on intensive hands-on Sked Stretcher instruction, the Oregon Spine Splint II and a Skedco Bleeding Simulation System program called the HydraSim.

Course Schedule
October 27st, 2017  //  8:00am – 4:30pm 

The Sked Stretcher – October 27st, 2017      

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The original and still the best solution for confined space, high angle or technical rescue, and traditional land based applications, the Sked stretcher is a revolutionary design which provides outstanding patient protection and security. In this two-day session you will learn;

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How to Properly Deploy the Sked
Alternate Rigging and Lashing Techniques
Spinal immobilization using the Oregon Spine Splint
Participate in Timed Drills

Instructor/ Bud Calkin

Learn from the man himself!  Bud Calkin, founder of Skedco and inventor of the Sked, will share his many years of experience with students Bud is a veteran of the U.S. National Guard and U.S. Army. He incorporated Skedco in 1981 after developing the first Sked rescue stretcher. Since then, Bud has designed numerous other products to make the Sked even more capable in the field. When not at Skedco inventing products, talking to customers, or planning for the future, Bud can be found on the road at conferences, trade shows, military installations, fire departments, industrial plant sites, or conducting training. When asked what keeps him working 7 days a week, Bud says he “thrives on a challenge” and that he has so much fun teaching rescue and emergency medical techniques that it doesn’t feel like work. In 30 years Bud “hasn’t met one G.I. who is unappreciative,” which motivates him to continue doing what he does at no charge to save more lives.


HydraSim Bleeding Simulation System – October 31st, 2017

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This workshop focuses on the simulation expertise needed to successfully prepare, operate, train with, and maintain Skedco’s HydraSim Trauma Bleeding Simulation System.  Attendees will learn how create their own bleeding injuries using Skedco’s MultiSim Injury Fabrication Kit and then successfully prepare and setup hemorrhage control stations.  This workshop also focuses on integrating Skedco’s HydraSim Trauma Bleeding Simulation System with a wide range of low fidelity manikin simulators. Attendees will gain the experience needed to train personnel from their department, unit, or corporation in the lifesaving skill of hemorrhage control.

Instructor/Lynn King
Mr. Lynn King is the inventor of Skedco’s Field Expedient Bleeding Simulation System and has supported hundreds of medical courses with bleeding simulation expertise both nationally and internationally.

Some of these locations include the:
Defense Intelligence Agency’s Deployment Qualification Course
International School of Tactical Medicine
Rocky Mountain Institute for EMS and All Hazards Preparedness – Paramedic Division
NATO SOF – Allied Center for Medical Education, SHAPE-Chieveres, Belgium


For additional information about the training location, local amenities and lodging, please follow this link.

All Courses:
Class Times: 8am to 4pm Pacific
Location: Skedco


** Upon the completion of the course, attendees will qualify for 10% off of Skedco Products.


October 27, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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