All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
Pure Life congratulates Medical Team member Laura Elizondo for earning her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate from North American Rescue. Laura has been an important part of the Pure Life team for three years, starting as an intern, moving to field guide, and now serving as Medical Coordinator.
Laura has added her EMT Certificate to her already impressive resume including: CPR2, WMD - terrorism training, and Swift Water Rescue. This was an especially impressive accomplishment as Laura received this training in the USA, where she was the only participant who did not speak English as their first language. Laura shares, “I was a little freaked out that I was the only Latino in the class, the youngest participant, and the only one who wasn’t already working in the medical field. It was exciting that I was able to keep up with the English; I just broke the ice, jumped in and did it.” Laura was the only participant in the course to receive 100% on her assessment.
Laura is excited to be bringing these new skills to the Pure Life team. She will be enhancing the Pure Life medical team in numerous ways, “Hopefully I won’t need to use my new skills but, having the knowledge will allow us to treat the students in the field more without having to evacuate them for minor issues. I can train the guides better and respond to concerns more quickly.” Laura’s EMT Certification completes Pure Life’s Medical Team which includes Dr. Adam Balls, Medical Director, Brandi Froelich, Registered Nurse and Dr. Juan Umana, Psychiatrist.
About Pure Life Adventure
Pure Life Adventure is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, the bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma and substance abuse. The students are individuals with very real challenges looking for lasting change. Pure Life utilizes traditional individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning and adventure. The Pure Life integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills and cultural immersion.