Wilderness and Remote First Aid Workshop

May 2-3, 2020 - Workshop CANCELLED

Registration CLOSED

This workshop has been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please register for our October Wilderness and Remote First Aid Workshop instead.

minimum/maximum = 4/8
to confirm minimum workshop offering, registration closes April 18th

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Workshop Description: Being able to confidently and efficiently respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical service response, such as wilderness and remote environments, is crucial for recreationalists. For anyone who actively teaches or works with outdoor demographics, this remote first aid workshop is essential. In this course, you will practice skills, demonstrate through processes and assessments and implement hypothetical treatments through scenarios.

This class is a long and intensive workshop with over sixteen hours of certificate instruction. A two-year certificate is awarded to registrants who demonstrate competency in the skills. Course follows American Red Cross training guidelines. There will be no requirement to pass an exam at the conclusion of this course unless required by your employer.

Pre-Requisite: Registrants must have a current adult CPR/AED certificate.  Contact Stacy if you need this certification.

Cost: $215 per person; $20 discount if participants have the 2014 Reference Guide AND Pocket Guide. A link can be made available for self-printing of these documents. The Reference Guide is 121 pages and Pocket Guide is 10 pages.

Includes: Price includes course materials and snacks.

Basecamp Offering: This workshop will be our spring basecamp offering.  We will be outside for the entire training – dress for the weather conditions. The bunkhouse (sleeps four) is available for both Friday and Saturday nights if you would like to stay overnight.  There is ample outdoor space for tenting.

Meals are on own – a two-burner stove is available for cooking. We encourage those who plan to stay overnight to communicate with one another for shared group meals.

Bring with You: You are required to have both the Reference Guide and Pocket Guide as resources for this course. Additional resources will be provided as applicable.

It is very important you bring with you what you would have as your traditional recreational resources (including the 10 Essentials). For example: if you are hiking, your daypack; if you are biking, your pannier or daypack.

Not bringing your traditional resources will receive (at the very least) a big frown from the instructor.

Training Topics:
Saturday, May 2nd (Day 1) – 8a to 5:30p
Focuses will include: 10 Essentials; reviewing course goals, requirements and resources; defining wilderness first aid; evaluating first aid kits; demonstrating performance of a primary assessment; demonstrating performance of a secondary assessment; evacuation considerations; shock; heart attack and chest injuries. Lunch break will be approximately one hour.

Sunday, May 3rd (Day 2) – 8a to 5:30p
Focuses will include: head/neck/spinal injuries; wounds; bone and joint injuries; burns, abdominal illnesses, cold related illnesses; heat-related illnesses; lightning; altitude illness; submersion incidents; allergies/anaphylaxis; and conclusion. Lunch break will be approximately one hour.

Course Participation Requirement:
You are required to participate in this course offering – ‘nough said.

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