First Aid Course: Wilderness First Responder and BLS CPR

May 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – May 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
240 S Glenwood St #124
Jackson, WY 83001
Central Wyoming College - Jackson Campus

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder and BLS CPR with Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute will be held Monday-Friday, May 11 – 20, 9 am – 6 pm.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the SOLO course that is recognized as the industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.

This 72-hour course is perfect 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 expedition.

The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include, but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making. Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR.