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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Date and Time

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00AM - Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:00PM

Location

Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

Wilderness First Aid: The ability to apply basic backcountry first aid is vital for any outdoor enthusiast, whether it's for yourself or others. Moving beyond urban first aid, this course teaches the skills necessary to identify and treat medical issues common to wilderness settings and to prepare for long-term care scenarios. Includes hands-on practice and lectures. Upon completion, participants receive 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify an approved current WFR certification. A CPR certification will be offered in the evening, this is optional and a $35 additional fee is required, paid directly to the SOLO instructor. Program Highlights: •Focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies •Coverage of topics balances class-room instructional sessions with hands-on practice in the outdoors •Nationally recognized certification for 2 years Sample Itinerary: Day 1 8am Breakfast 9amClassroom & Practical Session 12n Lunch 1pmClassroom & Practical Session 5pm Break 6pmDinner

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $259 member / $279 non-member
*Full course: lunch 2 days, 1 dinner, 1 bfast and lodging, instruction, handouts and WFA certification with successful completion of course. Instruction Only: Instruction, handouts, lunches and WFA certification with successful completion of course.

Past participants say...

"Instructors were outstanding. Both were extremely knowledgeable about the topics discussed and obviously spoke from experience. Super credibility" Participant, May 2015 "I learned new facts about first aid that I didn't know. The instructors distilled the information to make it simple and easy to understand" Participant, May 2015

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center Address to enter into GPS: Rt. 16, Gorham, NH 03581 (44.256° N, 71.252° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Rt. 104 East (NH Exit 23). 2. Take Rt. 104 East for 8.3 miles. 3. Turn left on Rt. 3 North for 0.9 miles. 4. Turn right onto Rt. 25 East for 22.6 miles to Rt. 16 North. 5. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Rt. 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North approximately 90 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West to Rt. 16 North (at North Conway, N.H.). 2. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, on left. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East for 40.1 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North (in Glen, NH). 6. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Rt. 16 North (in Glen, N.H.). 4. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham: • From Boston, 170 miles, three and a half hours. • From Portland, 80 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 350 miles, eight hours. • From Montreal, 225 miles, three hours and forty-five minutes.

WFA

Activities

First Aid
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact




AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.