SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Review through Train NEK
Join us here in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom (NEK) to refresh and renew your Wilderness First Responder through SOLO! *To be eligible for this course, students must be currently certified through an organization having reciprocity with SOLO. See “Who is this for?” below. All WFR Review courses cost $225, or $265 with optional CPR, and are held in our outdoor classroom in Peacham unless otherwise noted.
There are no remaining open enrollment WFR Reviews for 2023. (Courses crossed out below have filled.) The 2024 schedule will be posted in January!
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, 9a-6p Wednesday and Thursday, October 18-19, 9a-6p
To request different dates for your group of six or more, email <Info at TrainNEK dot com>.
TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT:
SAVE MONEY! MAIL A NOTE WITH COURSE TITLE and START DATE, STUDENT NAME, EMAIL and PHONE # AND A CHECK FOR $225 ($265 WITH CPR) TO TRAIN NEK, PO BOX 132, PEACHAM, VT 05862.
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE (additional Eventbrote fee applies) CLICK ON DESIRED COURSE BELOW. NOTE: While Train NEK has a full refund, no-questions-asked policy, Eventbrite might or might not refund their additional fees if you have to cancel; we recommend sending a check instead if your plans are uncertain.
EVENTBRITE LINK for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11 (Registration is closed)
EVENTBRITE LINK for Wednesday and Thursday, October 18-19 (Registration is closed)
Who is This Course For? This course is for students ages 18 and up whose current, expiring WFR certification is from an organization having reciprocity with SOLO including Aerie Backcountry Medicine, ASHI, Desert Mountain Medicine, NOLS/WMI, WMA, Wilderness Medicine Outfitters, Wilderness Medicine Training Center, Remote Medical International aka Remote Medicine, and UVM. After you have registered, we’ll email you requesting a copy of your expiring WFR and most recent CPR cards. (Remember WFR is not valid without current CPR, so please either renew prior to the WFR Review, or register to take CPR with us at the end of Day One.)
What is Taught? The SOLO Wilderness First Responder Review is an intensive two-day retreat covering the standard WFR curriculum as well as new wilderness protocols. It is fast-paced, with a mix of traditional classroom sessions, hands-on practical skill sessions, and outdoor scenarios to help you maintain the confidence to make critical medical decisions in a wilderness setting. This course meets and exceeds all guidance from the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative. Train NEK customizes each WFR Review on site to meet student needs and catch everyone up to speed. Importantly, by virtue of this being an in-person course in an outdoor classroom, we’ll be practicing the art of human interaction in a dynamic environment – a critical skillset in being an excellent backcountry caregiver.
What is Included? Price of the course includes engaging and personalized instruction, real-life interaction with fun and interesting human beings, training text and materials, and SOLO WFR recertification fee. Again, while your SOLO WFR certification is good for three years*, CPR is only good for two years. We’ll hold an optional CPR course at the end of Day One for an additional $40 for those who need it.
*After three re-certifications, students are advised to again take a full WFR course, particularly if you are not active in the field.
What Should I Bring? WFR Review students are asked to bring clothing suitable for being active outside (i.e. rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients) for much of each day, in any kind of weather. You should also bring additional outdoor layers for warming and treating patients. Lodging and meals are not included. Here is a complete packing list so you know what to expect. Directions to the course will be emailed following registration.
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