Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI

Description: Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" REI is partnering with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. 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 course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. The course begins at 9am each day and runs through 6pm, with a 1-hour break midday. Minimum age is 16 years old. No prerequisites. 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
  • shock
  • head injuries
  • wilderness wound management
  • athletic injuries
  • fracture management
  • dislocations
  • cold injuries
  • heat injuries
  • altitude sickness
  • lightning
  • the Medical Patient
  • and anaphylaxis.

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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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Gear to bring to class:

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  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Notebook and Pen or Pencil
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions - Moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you warm and/or dry.

(Optional)

  • Water Bottle
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Foam sit pad - Used for insulation when sitting in snow.

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