WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER WITH WMI OF NOLS
May 22 - 31
This challenging course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. It is an 80-hour curriculum that meets national standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wilderness 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. Certifications upon successful completion include: WMI Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and American Heart Association CPR. WFR is recognized by many governmental agencies, outdoor schools, and other institutions as advanced training for people whose jobs require them to operate in wilderness settings. All levels of previous training are welcome. The course fee includes instruction, all course materials including books and handouts, and all certification costs. People from out of the local area can call us at (707) 826-3357 for lodging information. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. You will be required to pay a 50% deposit to secure a space in the class. Minimum class size is 15.
Registration Deadline: April 19. Registration after this date is possible if there are spaces available. We must have a minimum of 15 students registered in order to commit to WMI a full month before the course. In the past, classes have cancelled when too many people try to register after the deadline. Please assist us in planning for this by registering early!. An early bird discount of $20.00 will be given for those who register before April 1.
Program Fee: $590 HSU Students, $640 All Others
Days 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 4: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Day 6: No class
Day 9: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS