SOLO Wilderness First Aid with Train NEK and Onion River Outdoors
Join Train NEK and Onion River Outdoors to earn your SOLO Wilderness First Aid or to renew your SOLO Wilderness First Responder* certification!
Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, 9a-6p at Norwich University’s Shaw Outdoor Center, Northfield, VT
TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT
SAVE MONEY! MAIL A NOTE WITH COURSE TITLE, DATES, STUDENT NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE, AND A CHECK FOR $200 ($240 WITH CPR) TO TRAIN NEK, PO BOX 132, PEACHAM, VT 05862 (WE’LL EMAIL YOU CONFIRMATION AS SOON AS YOUR CHECK IS RECEIVED)
Pay by credit card online (additional Eventbrite fee applies) by clicking on the link below.
What is Taught? The two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) curriculum focuses on: Prevention, Response and Assessment, Initial Life Threats, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Soft Tissue Injuries and Infection, and basic Medical Emergencies.
Who is the WFA for? Geared toward people who generally adventure within one hour of definitive care (the ambulance), the WFA course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and trip leaders who want a basic level of backcountry first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups – anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable outside. It also can be used to recertify the SOLO Wilderness First Responder*.
What is Included? Cost of $200 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Need CPR certification? We hold an optional CPR course at the end of Day One for an additional $40. SOLO WFA and CPR certifications are good for two years, and you recertify by taking the course again.
What Should I Bring? WFA students are asked to bring warm, comfortable clothing suitable for being active and 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 warming and treating mock patients. Lodging and meals are not included. A complete Wilderness First Aid packing list can be found at this link, which also should give you an idea of what to expect for class. Further details including directions are sent to all registered students in advance of the course.
* As of January 1, 2020, only SOLO Wilderness First Responders will be able to recertify using a SOLO Wilderness First Aid course. Students with certification from Wilderness Medical Associates, Wilderness Medicine Institute, University of Vermont, Aerie Backcountry Medicine, ASHI, Wilderness Medicine Outfitters, Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and Remote Medical International should instead choose SOLO’s “Wilderness First Responder Refresher” course. SOLO does not currently have reciprocity with any other training organizations.