Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI
Description: REI and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the NOLS offer a comprehensive two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies, you'll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This is a 16 hour course over two days. The course begins at 9am each day and runs through 6pm, with a 1-hour break midday. Minimum age is 16 years old. You will have both classroom time and hands on practice scenarios. Practice scenarios may take place outside in various weather conditions; be prepared for inclement weather. No prerequisites required. Successful completion results in a Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications if you hold a current or grace year WMI certification. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical test.
Skills you'll learn:
- Learn how to administer first aid in a wilderness context. Topics include: the Patient Assessment System
- creating evacuation plans and wilderness emergency procedures
- spinal cord injuries
- head injuries
- wilderness wound management
- athletic injuries
- fracture management
- cold injuries
- heat injuries
- altitude sickness
- the Medical Patient
- and anaphylaxis.
Duration: 2.0 days
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
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Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI Information
WILDERNESS FIRST AID WITH WMI AND REI
Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
|6/15/2013 - 6/16/2013 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT||
Non Member: $250.00
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