Wilderness First Responder
This three-day scenario-based course is designed as a review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. It may be used to recertify current Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications from the following organizations: WMI, NOLS, SOLO, and WMA. CPR is included. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. While you can also recertify by taking the two-day WFA (see below), this course is more extensive and is designed for those with previous wilderness medicine training. It also includes CPR while the WFA does not. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Minimum class size is 15. For more information on how to prepare for the WFR Recertification course, visit the following web address: www.nols.edu/wmi/about/faq.shtml#prepare.
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. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Please visit the National Outdoor Leadership School for more information about the Wilderness Medicine Institute and NOLS courses.
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