If you ever hike, climb, paddle, peddle, slide, trek or just want to be safer when you are far from help…then a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for you. it is the most popular wild medicine course in the world. The WFA offers, in just 16 hours, how to recognize, treat and sometimes, prevent, the most common problems folks encounter in wild places. Not only will you learn what to do for an injury or illness, the important part is how to do it in a remote setting with improvised materials! Our WFA covers the challenges of wild response and rescue, patient assessment, opening airways, stopping bleeds, treating shock, long-term wound care, and infection care and blisters, How to handle sprains and fractures, hypothermia, frostbite, heat injuries, medical emergencies, and more. This course will change the way you approach outdoor adventures, building the confidence to act when someone is in need. Follows Wilderness Medical Society Guidelines and nationally recognized certification 16 hours, usually over two days.
Wilderness First AidWilderness First Aid students carry a simulated patient out of the woods. Photo: Max Dodge
May 8 – Jun 6 all-day
The OEC to EMT course was created specifically for Outdoor Emergency Care technicians and Ski Patrol Directors who want to expand their knowledge and skills both on and off the mountain. This course both recognizes the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and builds on that foundation by bridging the gaps between the OEC and National Standard EMT curriculum. This first-of-its-kind course focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical emergencies, urban rescue, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass-casualty incidents, triage, and much more. We have spread out the 80+ hours of course content over four weekends creating a reasonable pace. This course includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons, allowing the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost. This course is designed to prepare students for the National Registry EMT cognitive and psychomotor exams for national certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends. Click here to complete and application.