Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Responder Course


Dates: July 31st- Aug. 9th, 2015 or Dec. 12th- 20th, 2015
Location: UNC Campus Recreation Center
Cost: TBD (Contact 970-351-4327 for more information)

 

Essential for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in remote places, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging and administering medications. The intensive 80-hour curriculum is delivered by dynamic educators who have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days. This 9-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments. WMI Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management certification is included.