Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

8:00am
5:00pm America/New_York
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$335 for REI Members

$335 for non-members

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Overview

  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 26 people
  • Instructor NOLS Instructor

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

Notes

This course is open to participants ages 16 and up. The course runs 8am-5pm on a Saturday and a Sunday, with an hour for lunch on each day. REI does not provide accommodations. Still have questions about this class? You can reach our Local Experiences team Monday through Friday 10 AM - 5 PM at newengland-os@rei.com and by phone at (855)258-9509. We look forward to hearing from you!

Map image of Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ipswich River offers 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, wetlands, drumlin, and esker. You can also travel down the namesake river, which meanders through the sanctuary, by canoe. Whether exploring by foot or paddle, you will marvel at the diversity of wildlife, especially bird species; the sanctuary is part of the Eastern Essex County Interior Forest Important Bird Area.