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SOLO Wilderness First Responder Course, NH*

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 9:00AM - Wednesday, April 17, 2024 5:30PM

Location

Joe Dodge Lodge, Pinkham Notch, NH,
New Hampshire, North Country,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

SOLO 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 Wilderness First Aid (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. First day 9:00 am arrival; each subsequent day's start and end time will be determined by your SOLO instructor

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $1,304.43 member / $1,392.08 non-member
*All meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, lodging for eight nights, instruction, handouts and WFR & CPR certifications with successful completion of course.

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Wilderness First Aid students make an arm splint in a practice scenario

Activities

First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills
Training

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


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