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Wilderness First Aid and CPR
February 26 @ 8:30 am - February 27 @ 4:30 pm
Cost: Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WFA) only- $160, WFA plus CPR/AED certification – $200
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Cost: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) only- $160, WFA plus CPR/AED certification – $200
Important: CPR is a prerequisite for the class- if you are not taking CPR/AED with us, you must present proof of certification the day of class to receive your WFA certification. The course book for American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid along with the pocket card is included with the class price and you will receive your book upon arrival to class. Those 14 years old and up are welcome to join our class, all participants will be asked to sign a release form and bring the day of class or email the signed form to email@example.com
What to Bring: Upon sign up, you will be emailed a gear list along with other pertinent information. Please dress in layers and be prepared for weather as we will be going outside for scenarios rain or shine.
Course Description: This course will provide you with a foundation of first aid knowledge and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas and situations that do not have immediate medical services (EMS), such as wilderness areas or remote environments. You will develop leadership skills, learn to work as a team, and learn to prevent, plan for and respond to emergencies. At the end of the course you will be certified in American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid for two years.
- first aid kits
- primary and secondary assessment
- evacuation and calling for help
- shock and heart attack
- chest injury
- head and neck injury
- allergy and anaphylaxis
- wounds and bleeding
- bone and joint injury
- hypothermia and heat related illness
- lightening and drowning
Reasons to Take Course: This certification is great for anyone who hikes/backpacks, paddles, camps, hunts, mountain bikes, for those who work at summer camps, for someone going into the medical field, for someone who is planning on going on a medical mission trip, or anyone who wants to be able to help when EMS is delayed due to circumstances or distance.