Basic Wilderness 1st Aid Course

In an effort to encourage our members to obtain Basic Wilderness First Aid certification The Border Route Trail Association and the MN Rovers Outdoors Club have located a qualified instructor who is willing to teach the course for a very reasonable sum. This 16 hour course will run from 9:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday, June 29 th and Sunday, June 30th at SICO, Inc., 7525 Cahill Rd., Edina, MN which has offered the use of their conference room. The class is open to all interested parties for the very reasonable cost of $150/person. Rebates of $40/person are available to current Rover members and to those who have participated in a BRTA trail maintenance trip during 2012 or 2013.

This year’s course will be taught by April Adas, a state of Minnesota Safety Instructor, who holds Instructor certifications also through the National Safety Council, along with MN/DOT Special Transportation Services. She has been a certified instructor for almost 5 years and currently holds a certification in advanced EMT. Her background is in law enforcement. Her courses are a mix of information she have obtained over the years that she has found to be extremely helpful and interesting to the course participants. At the end of the course you will hold a Wilderness First Aid Certification. Listed below are the subjects she will cover during the two day course. She may add or change things as she sees fit once she gets a better feel for the group she will be instructing.

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Documentation
  • Medical Legal
  • CPR
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Long-term Patient Care
  • Chest Injuries
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Bites, Stings and Poisoning
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Lightning
  • Submersion
  • Urinary and Reproductive System Issues
  • Common Wilderness Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits

Registration is limited to 25 total with 10 spots reserved until Saturday, 6/15 for Rover members. If you are interested, please RSVP yes, pay via PayPal, and answer the question requesting your full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and club affiliation if any. Your RSVP will not be accepted if you do not provide the requested contact information or have not paid. If you have any questions regarding the class, please contact John Elliott at [masked] or at[masked]-941-4040. If you have any questions regarding signing up or making payment, please contact Ed Solstad at [masked] or at[masked]-0569.

If there is sufficient demand we will schedule a follow-up Advanced Wilderness 1st aid Course.

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  • Glen C.

    Great learned a lot and had fun

    July 1, 2013

  • Maui J.

    Good question, if so, I would be interested in attending.

    June 2, 2013

    • Ed S.

      Yes, it will qualify for certification.

      June 2, 2013

  • An-Min

    It looks a great course! Will the completion of the two-day course qualify for the Wilderness First Aid Certification? Thanks!

    June 2, 2013

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