Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI
$265 for REI Members
$295 for non-members
- Minimum age 16
- Group size 28 people
Prepare for the unexpected in this hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine program taught by our partners at NOLS. If you work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this is for you! During this two-day, 16-hour course you will learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. Instruction will take place in classrooms and outdoor settings regardless of weather, be prepared for any condition. Course completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. IMPORTANT: NOLS is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses. Wilderness Medicine instructors will review student vaccination cards at the start of the course. Please be sure to bring your vaccination card with you to your course.
- You may be eligible to recertify your NOLS Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or W-EMT (wilderness portion only) using this course. Review NOLS recertification policies before registering (https://www.nols.edu/en/courses/wilderness-medicine/recertify).
- Close physical contact is an inherent part of this course. Review the NOLS COVID-19 Student Disclosure linked below for information about how NOLS is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Restrooms are in the Discovery Center and also in the Administration and Education Building. The WFA consists of two 8-hour days, and the WFR-Recertification consists of three 8-hour days. Check-in is between 7:30 am and 7:45 am on the first day. On the second day, please plan on arriving by 7:45 AM. Course days run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you have any issues the day of your program, please call us at (877) 819-3813. If you have any questions prior to class, email us at: email@example.com