Wilderness First Responder Course with NOLS and REI

5:00pm America/Los_Angeles
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$900 for REI Members

$900 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 1 people

REI hosts NOLS instructors to deliver the industry standard in wilderness medicine certification. If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other remote environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, this class is essential! Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both indoors and outside. Stage (moulage) blood and make-up are used to enhance the realism of a scenario. Class is held daily from 8 am - 5 pm with an hour break for lunch; a 4-hour evening, outdoor mock rescue is also part of the curriculum. Attendance is required at all classes. 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.

  • 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.
  • 10-day course with 9 days of instruction and one day off. Includes morning and afternoon sessions, with two evening sessions. Overnight accommodations not included.
  • Adult and Child CPR and Airway Management certification is included.
  • Industry standard for professional guides and search and rescue teams.

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