SOLO Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recert

Student practices splinting an upper body injury

Join Train NEK in beautiful Peacham, Vermont this winter to earn your SOLO Wilderness First Aid or to refresh your Wilderness First Responder certification*! Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, $200 ($210 for WFR Recert). Optional evening CPR for $40.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:

Submit this REGISTRATION FORM and mail a check for $200 ($210 if you are recertifying a WFR; add $40 to either for CPR) to Train NEK, PO Bax 132, Peacham, VT 05862

OR

Register ONLINE THROUGH EVENTBRITE (Additional Eventbrite fees apply).

* As of January 1, 2020, only SOLO-certified Wilderness First Responders will be able to take the Wilderness First Aid to recertify their WFR. Non-SOLO WFRs (who nevertheless have reciprocity with SOLO) will have to take the SOLO “Wilderness First Responder Refresher” course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 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, scouts, surveyors, and archaeologists – anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable during outdoor pursuits*.

*Those who regularly engage in more challenging or remote outings are encouraged to take the SOLO Wilderness First Responder course.

WHAT IS INCLUDED? Course fee of $200 includes instruction, training materials, and SOLO WFA certification fee. Certification is good for two years, and you recertify by taking the course again. The WFA can also be used to recertify the SOLO Wilderness First Responder ($210).

SOLO Basic CPR will be offered as an optional adjunct at the end of Day One for an additional $40. You can save money by mailing a check or even paying on site. Or to pay by credit card, register through Eventbrite (additional fee applies).

WHAT IS TAUGHT? The WFA curriculum focuses on: Prevention, Response and Assessment, Initial Life Threats, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies including the layering system and warming patients, Soft Tissue Injuries and Infection, and Medical Emergencies.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? WFA students are asked to bring clothing suitable for getting dirty and appropriate for being active outside much of the day (i.e. rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients). They should also bring additional outdoor layers to use for building splints, etc. Lodging and meals are not included. A complete packing list and directions are sent to students upon registration.