Wilderness First Aid Certication
DATES: August 3rd-4th, 2019
LOCATION: 1524 Bishops Lodge Road #B, Tesuque, NM 87506
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.
If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at camps or lead wilderness trips, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, how to manage environmental emergencies, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios.
NOLS Wilderness Medicine's course is approved by such organizations as the American Camp Association, the United States Coast Guard, and other state as well as federal agencies.
Upon successful course completion you will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications: Wilderness First Aid, Epinephrine Auto-injector, and on courses with the CPR module, Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management.
CLASS FORMAT AND PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS
Check in is 7:45 a.m. on the first day. Course days run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The class format is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios, case studies, and skills practice sessions. Attendance is required at all classes.
Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, snowy, or cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient.
Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up are used to enhance the realism of a scenario. The classroom environment generally lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes and a camp chair.
Notebook and pencil or pen
Watch with second hand or digital second
Sunglasses and hat
Light day pack
Waterproof outerwear top and bottom
Light hiking boots or sturdy shoes
Clothing layers that allow you to be comfortable in a variety of weather conditions
Slippers or comfortable shoes for classroom time (optional)
Camp chair for classroom time (optional)
For the full course outline, visit the WFA course page: