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Course Date: Feb 17 & 18, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 8 am - 6:00 pm
Location: University of Tennessee campus (building information given after registration)
If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared and a Wilderness First Aid course makes you prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two course covers a wide range of wilderness wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.
This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies.
This Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
This WFA is taught by seasoned instructors in a two day format over 1 weekend. You’ll be in the classroom (no lectures, no boring Powerpoints, all hands on teaching) and outside for more full-on training regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides
Canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs
Hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.