Wilderness First & Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Training Description

You or a friend or family member is injured in the wilderness, an urban disaster zone, a remote rural area or just a few miles from cell phone service … what would you do? Learn how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital hand-off.

The MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Course is a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning.  About half of student time is spent rotating as mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic care-giving scenarios, making the most of learning-by-doing, and forming muscle memory.

Who: For adults and focused youths ages 12+
What: Hands-on learn how to care for an injured/ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Results in a 2-year internationally-renowned SOLO WFA certification.
When: April 6 & 7, 2019. 8:30am – 6:30pm each day both days
How: Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice

More Info: Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT

Earn college credit and/or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Topics:

  • Beyond the ‘golden hour’:  wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed-EMS-arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
  • Patient Assessment System:  thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
  • Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment:  Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
  • Circulatory System Form and Function:  Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment:  Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,  Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
  • Environmental Injuries and Treatment:  Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
  • Medical Emergencies and Critical Care:  Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain and Heart Problems
  • Patient movement:  spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
  • International Travel:  preparation, problem prevention, and illness treatment — presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

More information can be found at experience-learning.org/learn3/wilderness-first-aid or to register online. Call (304) 567-2632  or email [email protected] with any questions.

Certification Offered: 
Certification Duration: 
3 Years

Registration

Fee: 
$230
Contact Person: 
David Martin
Phone: 
(304) 567-2632
Fax: 
(304) 567-2666
Training Provider: 
SOLO
Training Certification: 
Training Dates: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019
Date Details: 
The course will run from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. A CPR certification course is availabe as well on Friday, 4/5, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Training Location

Address: 
Experience Learning, Inc.
Spruce Knob Mountain Center
18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804
United States

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