Wilderness First Aid/CPR Course (16 hours) is an entry level, 2 day first aid course for those who pursue outdoor activities. This course is ideal for backcountry users including skiers, climbers, mountaineers, hikers, bikers, and trail runners.
Includes CPR and WFA Card.
In this course you will learn to deal with medical emergencies when help is miles away and dialing 911 is not an option. This course is the choice of many recreational skiers, climbers, mountaineers and anyone who ventures into the backcountry. Basic first aid skills will be taught and practiced hands-on in the outdoor environment. We will prepare you for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
Lecture and discussion, practical exercises and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage the development of critical decision making skills. After successful completion students are certified for 2 years with a WFA and CPR card by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), a nationally recognized organization. Includes WFA and CPR Card
Skills covered will include:
Recognizing and treating shock
Bandaging and bleeding control
Splinting fractures, sprains and dislocations
Assessing head and spinal injuries
Recognizing altitude sickness
Identifying various medical problems
Using non-standard and improvised equipment