SOLO Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recert Hosted by North Branch Nature Center
Join Train NEK and North Branch Nature Center as you learn the basics of how to prevent, recognize, and treat common injuries and life threatening emergencies while on outdoor trips.
Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, November 24, 9a-6p
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The two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid course is ideal for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts who regularly spend time in the outdoors one hour or more from definitive care. This includes hikers, climbers, paddlers, bikers, skiers, camp counselors, scouts, surveyors, archaeologists, and parents of active children – anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable during outdoor pursuits*. This course meets American Camping Association guidelines. Contact us to schedule a course, or view our upcoming courses.
What is Included? The WFA tuition of $200 includes instruction, training materials, and certification fees. (SOLO Basic CPR is available as an optional adjunct, taught at the end of Day One for an additional $40.)
What is Taught? The WFA curriculum focuses on: Prevention, Response and Assessment, Initial Life Threats, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Soft Tissue Injuries and Infection, and Medical Emergencies. WFA certification is good for two years; you recertify by taking the course again. The WFA can also be used to recertify SOLO Wilderness First Responder certification.
What to Bring WFA students are asked to bring clothing suitable for getting dirty and appropriate to being active outside much of the day (you’ll be rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients). Please also bring EXTRA outdoor layers which you don’t mind getting stretched and dirty, as they will be used to build splints, keep patients warm, etc. Please note that meals are not included. A complete packing list and directions will be sent to students upon registration.