Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

5:00pm America/New_York
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$295 for REI Members

$295 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • 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: COVID-19 vaccination is required. Please bring proof of vaccination to your course. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted. On a case-by-case basis, NOLS may make an accommodation for students with federally-protected status or medical condition. Inquire with NOLS directly via wilderness_medicine@nols.edu.

  • 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.

What to bring with you

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More directions and information

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: atlanta-os@rei.com