Wilderness First Aid Refresher Course
Wilderness First Aid Refresher Course with optional CPR/AED for Pro Rescuer course. If you DO NOT have a current CPR/AED card, register for our AHA CPR/AED class here.
Course Length: 8 hours (does not include CPR/AED)
Prerequisites: 15 years of age or older, possess a current CPR card and current Wilderness First Aid certification
Location Adresses: Course locations vary. Please double check the location of the courses prior to registering.
Description: 15 years of age or older. This course is designed specifically for those who work and/or live in remote areas where Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response is delayed 30 minutes or more. Typically when help is delayed, the rescuer spends more time sustaining the patient and/or evacuating the patient to a safer environment than in an urban setting. This course provides information on how to respond to those wilderness medical emergencies and trains students to recognize the signs and symptoms of various maladies. This course also covers how to prioritize care; perform an initial assessment; perform emergency evacuation moves; perform a head to toe exam and collect a SAMPLE history; document; care for different types of wounds; immobilize head, neck and spinal injuries; treating snakebites; administering epinephrine; splinting techniques; treat burns; treat for shock; recognize environmental and sudden illnesses; perform infant, child and adult CPR and utilize and AED on adults and children; assist conscious and unconscious victims with obstructed airways; perform rescue breathing. Discussions on packing appropriate first aid kits and developing emergency action plans will be explored during class time. We strive to customize this course according to your environment – whether rural; aquatic (lakes, rivers, ocean); desert; or mountain settings. We will discuss the most typical dangers that apply to your environment and create scenarios that best simulate a true emergency that may arise in your area.
Cost includes: Online books and fees-Wilderness First Aid Participant Guide
What to bring: ballpoint pen, paper/notebook, water, snacks, weather appropriate clothing -we will be doing scenarios outside
Certifications: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (valid for 2 years); Wilderness First Aid (valid for 2 years).
How many students qualify as a group? 10 or more students qualify as a group.