This is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.
The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations.
Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists.
This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMI Adult & Child CPR is included in this course.
The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
For active members of the Wilderness Medical Society, this course has been approved for up to 59.5 hours of credit (27 core and 32.5 elective) towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).
There is an additional fee of $15 for students requesting these credits.
|Fri, Mar 22 2019 at 8:00 AM until Sun, Mar 31 2019 at 5:00 PM||Fri, Mar 22 2019 - Sun, Mar 31 2019||8:00 AM to 5:00 PM||Multipurpose Room|