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WORKSHOP – International Parent Responder – Erika & Dillon

October 21 @ 8:30 am - October 25 @ 3:15 pm

The International Parent Responder was designed to help parents and caregivers understand the medical realities of living in Bali. Parents and caregivers are often called on to be their own family’s first responder. This course helps you successfully fulfill that role, even in a medically resource-poor environment. This course will also help you build and strengthen your community network, so you can get the support you need in a real emergency.


Parents, teachers, and caregivers living in Bali


  • Conduct a complete medical examination of a patient including taking a patient history, gathering vital signs and doing a head-to-toe physical exam.
  • Use a patient assessment system to evaluate the initial state of a patient, monitor a patient’s progress and plan ongoing care for 72 hours or more.
  • Identify and manage common illnesses, injuries and environmental medical problems.
  • Use local resources and medical professionals, online research and course materials to support good medical decision making.
  • Plan for patient transfer to a qualified medical facility and facilitate medical evacuations.
  • Identify and accommodate some of the unique challenges facing individuals and communities with limited access to advanced medical care.
  • Build a community that can support you in times of medical crisis


The International Parent Responder is a fast-paced, dynamic course, with roughly 50% of the class time devoted to role-playing scenarios. It is specifically designed to help you retain information and improve your performance in a real medical emergency. The class includes informative lectures, student self-study, and many hands-on practical assessments. We use relevant, student-generated examples and local context to reinforce knowledge and promote critical thinking and analysis. This course includes significant time outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. To successfully complete the course and receive certification, students will need to be in attendance for the entire 30 hours of classroom time, fulfill all required self-study assignments and pass all written and physical examinations.


This course delivers strategies for keeping your family safer and builds community capacity for medical emergencies and disasters. In it, you will learn how to provide initial care for your loved ones in a non-hospital setting and to thoughtfully weigh treatment choices.


Erika Carpenter is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), whitewater guide, Bumi Sehat Volunteer and parent of three sons – two of them Green School Bali graduates. She has worked and lived in Southeast Asia for the past 20 years and has had many chances to use her medical training in her community, on her friends and on her family (especially her sons). She is currently writing a textbook for International First Responders.



Dillon Carpenter-Dorworth is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), who began volunteering at Bali’s Bumi Sehat Foundation in 2009. He graduated from Green School Bali in 2013 and did his senior thesis project on the subject of making trauma first aid training available throughout the island of Bali. Since leaving Green School he has worked in clinics in Sumatra, Cambodia and the Philippines, trained as a paramedic, studied pre-medicine in the United States and now works as a dive/first aid instructor.

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Date: Monday to Friday, October 21st-25th, 2019 @ 8:30 am to 3:15 pm – 30 hours / 5 days



Rp 5,700,000 / USD 400 for Bridge members

Rp 7,100,000 / USD 500 for GS community participants

Rp 8,500,000 / USD 600 for non-GS particpants

(Full and and partial scholarships for members of the Indonesian community)


October 21 @ 8:30 am
October 25 @ 3:15 pm
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