Wilderness First Responder
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 NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR is included in this course.
For more information on this and other wilderness medical training, visit the NOLS website.