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*SOLO Wilderness First Aid Hybrid Course & CPR, MA*

Date and Time

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Location

Virtual, and Patch Reservoir Environmental Field Station 30 Breeze Drive, Worcester, MA 01602,
Massachusetts, Central,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

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. Under the hybrid Wilderness First Aid model, you will be required to view roughly 12 hours of the content virtually at your own pace, followed by a single day practicum led by one of AMC's professional staff members. Participants who successfully demonstrate the skills taught during the virtual and practical components of the course will be issued a SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify a current SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. A CPR certification will be offered in the evening of the practical day, this is optional. 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 blends virtual and classroom instructional sessions with hands-on practice in the outdoors •Nationally recognized certification for 2 years Sample Practicum Day Itinerary: Day 1 9amClassroom & Practical Session 12pm Lunch 1pmClassroom & Practical Session 4pm Class end first day 5pmOptional CPR training COVID-19 Response AMC's COVID response priorities are safety, transparency, and mission. We continue to follow the science and recommendations from CDC. At this time, this includes a vaccination requirement for all participants in this training. Exemptions: AMC understands that medical or religious exemptions must be considered. Those to whom medical or religious exemptions apply must receive a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the start of this training.

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Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $200 member / $220 non-member
*Access to approximately 12 hours of virtual content, 1-day in-person instruction, handouts and WFA certification with successful completion of course.

Past participants say...

"Best [course] I've had in about 20 years...the online course was very informative. I learned a lot…Instructors were top notch." Participant, September 2021 "I came away with a lot of knowledge to make me more comfortable being in the backcountry." Participant, 2021 "Good mix of online/practical content. I think the hybrid was a great way to teach this material. Very knowledgeable and professional instructors." Participant, 2021

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Students build an arm splint for a WFA course practice scenario

Activities

First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Education
Training

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Full

Audience

Adults (18+)


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