Wilderness First Responder Course with REI & NOLS


$765 for REI Members

$800 for non-members

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  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 30 people
  • Instructor REI & NOLS

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 in outdoor emergencies. 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.

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