Wilderness First Aid Course
There is no 911 in the backcountry and accidents do happen! Whether you are a camp counselor, day hiker, or
professional guide - you need to know how to handle sickness and injuries in the wilderness.
Learn to adapt standard first aid techniques to backcountry trauma situations with non-standard equipment.
Other subjects include patient assessment, prevention, anaphylaxis signs/symptoms, injury prevention, evacuations,
and long-term care.
A Wilderness First Aid course will take you well beyond traditional first aid. You'll learn the procedures and the principles
behind them. We want you to know how body systems behave, not just how to memorize signs and symptoms. Whether you
work or play in remote areas, our practical curriculum in wilderness medicine will prepare you to make good decisions
in the field.
The course format is short lectures, labs, and realistic practice scenarios. Students will have the opportunity
to master the core concepts and skills of wilderness medicine and the confidence to use it in a real setting. This
2-year certification is recognized by groups such as the American Mountain Guides Association, the Boy Scouts
of America, the National Park Service, as well as major outdoor programs.
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NO PREVIOUS MEDICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
We recommend reserving early as there is limited space in each class. If you would like to schedule
a private class for your organization, advance notice is required. Please contact us for group rates
**This class meets the requirements of the LMNRA and National Park Service policy for guide and outfitter certification, to be in compliance with
the Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Tuition: $225 per person
Length: 16-20 hours
Dates: See Below
Details: Spinal Cord Injury, Head Injury, Shock, Wound Management, Fractures,
Dislocations, Heat Stroke, Hypothermia, Lightning, Altitude Sickness, Anaphylaxis, First Aid Kits.
Course Materials: All textbooks, videos, and training materials are provided
Minimum Age: 18 years
Certification: 2 years
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