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Saturday, January 4, 2020 9:00AM - Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:00PM
AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Wilderness First Responder: This 72-hour course uses the principles of long-term patient care, improvised resources, and varying environmental conditions as the framework for responding to medical incidents in remote settings. Lecture, hands-on practice, and simulated rescues emphasize injury prevention and decision making in emergencies. Course graduates will receive CPR and Wilderness First Responder certificates. The WFR is the most widely accepted standard in wilderness medical care for professional outdoor leaders including mountain and river guides, wilderness trip leaders, camp and outing club leaders, rangers-anyone who is responsible for the safety and care of a group of people in the backcountry. This course takes an in-depth look at the underlying physiology of common and uncommon emergencies that you might encounter in the backcountry. It goes well beyond the WFA by taking a more detailed look at the mechanisms of injuries and illnesses - trauma, environmental issues like hypothermia, heat illnesses, high-altitude disorders - and explores the treatment of other, less common, life-threatening problems like head and chest trauma and acute abdominal illnesses and injuries as well as blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases. Long-term care, decision-making, organizing a rescue team and improvised rescues are covered in-depth. Includes CPR certification. Program Highlights: •Comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. •Coverage of topics is much more extensive than two-day WFA courses with hands-on practice •Nationally recognized certification for 3 years The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.
"The course exceeded my expectations because of how realistic and down to earth it was. It was engaging and outlined real problems we could encounter as well as worst case scenarios." Participant, "The course exceeded my expectations. The entire course was very informative and provided me with a sense of comfort in the backcountry."