Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid & CPR (Urbana, MD)

Do you know what medical care you would provide for a sick or injured person who may be days away from medical care? What if you go on vacation to a destination which has only a few healthcare facilities and it might take days until you can get back to the United States?

Wilderness First Aid

This class is recommended for anyone who spends any amount of time in the great outdoors, including "weekend warriors" Scouting and youth program leaders, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe & rafting trip guides, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.

In this highly interactive, two-day wilderness first aid course helps participants navigate the complex barriers found in remote wilderness or underserved medical care environments. The instructors will spend time exploring how participants can assess, treat, and manage injury with very limited resources. Course participants will learn how to assess, treat, and when possible, prevent medical and traumatic emergencies within the scope of their training. Plus this 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition. A two year course completion card is issued upon successful completion. CPR/AED certification is recommended but not required. Consider adding it to this class!

What to Bring to Class

We think the following items will be useful for scenarios we run or discussed. Please do not go out and buy any of these items just for this class.

  • Day pack or backpack, packed for an overnight or day hike.
  • Water bottle, a reusable water bottle/water pack (i.e. CamelBak, etc.)
  • First Aid kit, if you own one bring it so we can really go through it in class and find out what's good to use, and what's expired.
  • Paper and pen, you will need to take notes
  • Outside gear, wear or bring appropriate clothing to go outside each day. We may be outside each day – no matter the weather.
  • Wear “work” clothing, clothing that can get stained and covered in dirt allows us to use moulage techniques to enhance learning skills.
  • Flash Light, we may practice some skills in the dark/low light so we recommend a headlamp over a flashlight.

Contact your instructor for all learner support needs (including refunds and more). Simply find the class on our website's CPR CLASS CALENDAR and click on the instructor's bio. Remember you are contacting a part time instructor via his or her personal email address. Please give them some time to get back to you.

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-26-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 01-27-2019 5:00 pm
Available Seats 0
Cut off date 01-25-2019
Individual Price $150, Includes Adult/Child CPR & AED
Location Onsite Training | Contact Sponsor

Venue Information - Onsite Training | Contact Sponsor

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Joe Love (Click to Connect)

BLS, ACLS, & PALS Instructor