WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
8 Days -
80 HOURS

The most comprehensive wilderness training in the United States - Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the standard level of training expected for professional guides, outdoor educators, and search and rescue personnel. After successful completion of this course, you will be competent to handle both traumatic and medical emergencies, provide the extended care required in a remote environment, and make appropriate evacuation decisions.

Topics include wilderness wound management, orthopedic injuries including realigning fractures and reduction of select dislocations, improvised splinting, improvised litters and evacuation techniques, traumatic injuries to the head and chest, medical emergencies of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, wilderness drug protocols, acute abdominal emergencies, high altitude illnesses, heat illnesses, cold injuries, envenomations, and more.

The curriculum for this course heavily favors hands-on, scenario based practice. The first two days of the course are spent in the classroom while the remainder of the course is taught in the field, making the practice scenarios and conditions as realistic as possible.

PREREQUISIT:
CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

Duration:
8 Days Mostly Field Includes Exam!

Age: 18 and over

Dates Virginia:
May 21-June 1, 2012 (Filled First!)
June 5-June 16, 2012 (Waiting List Course NOT AVAILABLE Until first course fills)

Tuition: $1,200 Includes Room and Board Registration DEADLINE 3/15/2012

Includes:

  • All Meals
  • USFS Permits
  • Guided Hiking on the AT with experienced Guides
  • Leave No Trace Instruction
  • Backcountry Travel Instruction (including cooking, camping, hiking, route finding/map reading, water treatment, foot care, bear proofing camp, layering and basic self care)
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • American Heart CPR Certification

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Dates Montana:
March 12-March 19, 2012

Tuition: $825 DEADLINE 1/15/2012

Includes:

  • Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Instruction by experienced backcountry guides and ER Nurses

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