Wilderness First Responder Course with NOLS and REI

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

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  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Group size: 30

Essential for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in remote places, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The internationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging, and administering medications. The rigorous 80-hour curriculum is delivered by dynamic educators who have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days. This 10-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments. Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management certification is included. Note the course is 10 days long with one day off for a total of 9 days of instruction.

  • Wilderness First Responder training will provide you with the tools needed to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.

Notes

-This course consists of 80 hours of instruction over 10 days - typical hours are 8am - 5pm with a midday break, no instructional time on Day 6, and evening sessions Day 3 and Day 8 approximately 6pm - 10pm. Attendance is required at all classes.


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