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2018 Wilderness Medicine Courses

  • Thanksgiving Break Hours @ the Rec: Nov. 22-26 (Wed-Sun)

    WEDNESDAY: Closing early at 8p (pool @ 7:30p); THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Closed; SATURDAY: Closing early at 9p; SUNDAY: Opening late @ 10a.
  • New Name for Locker Room Lounge Area: The Rec Oasis

    Winning entry submitted by UA student, Joe Pettit. Thank you to all who suggested names and voted in the Rec Lounge Naming Contest!
  • Free Self-Defense Class: Nov. 28

    Personal safety and awareness are now more important than ever! Learn the skills to help protect and even save your life one day.
  • Winter Break Camp 2018: Now Registering!

    Sign up children for 1 or more days at the Rec's licensed camp, Jan. 2-5. Healthy cooking, campus explorations, arts/crafts, & more!

 

7 Day Wilderness First Responder

*** $725 until December 1st ***

SUMMARY

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

DESCRIPTION

COURSE CONTENT

The Wilderness First Responder curriculum is written in-house by a team of remote medical rescue researchers and professionals. Ongoing evidence based research and review contributes to a unique and innovative approach to patient care in backcountry and austere settings. The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

  • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
  • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
  • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
  • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
  • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
  • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
  • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

INCLUDED MATERIALS

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
  • The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Workbook;
  • Wilderness First Responder Class Notes
  • SOAP Notebook

EQUIPMENT

We ask our sponsors and course hosts to provide low level outdoor equipment and any specific gear relevant to their employees when in remote and austere environments. Wilderness Medical Associates International will supply a specific equipment list to cover simulation and classroom needs.

EVALUATION

Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

 
 
Pre-requisites: 

 

Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in the course. 

Member Fee: 
812
Non-Member Fee: 
850
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
12
Maximum Enrollment: 
20
Registration Dates: 
07/31/2017 to 12/15/2017
Start Date: 
Wed Jan 03 2018

01/03/2017 - 8:00am to 01/09/2017 - 6:00pm

9 Day Wilderness First Responder

*** $725 until Feb 1st ***

SUMMARY

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

DESCRIPTION

COURSE CONTENT

The Wilderness First Responder curriculum is written in-house by a team of remote medical rescue researchers and professionals. Ongoing evidence based research and review contributes to a unique and innovative approach to patient care in backcountry and austere settings. The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

  • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
  • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
  • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
  • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
  • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
  • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
  • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

INCLUDED MATERIALS

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
  • The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Workbook;
  • Wilderness First Responder Class Notes
  • SOAP Notebook

EQUIPMENT

We ask our sponsors and course hosts to provide low level outdoor equipment and any specific gear relevant to their employees when in remote and austere environments. Wilderness Medical Associates International will supply a specific equipment list to cover simulation and classroom needs.

EVALUATION

Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

Pre-requisites: 

Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in this course.

Member Fee: 
812
Non-Member Fee: 
850
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
12
Maximum Enrollment: 
20
Registration Dates: 
07/31/2017 to 04/15/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Mar 03 2018

03/03/2018 - 8:00am to 03/11/2018 - 6:00pm