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Wilderness First Aid Class through WMI & REI (2 day class & $220.00)

**This is an outside class you need to register via the given website***

Please somebody else sign up so I'm not doing this alone.  I'll buy lunch both days for the first person who signs up!

Description: REI and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the NOLS offer a comprehensive two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies, you'll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This is a 16 hour course over two days and is $220 for REI members.  $250 for non members. The course begins at 9am each day and runs through 6pm, with a 1-hour break midday. Minimum age is 16 years old. You will have both classroom time and hands on practice scenarios. Practice scenarios may take place outside in various weather conditions; be prepared for inclement weather. No prerequisites required. Successful completion results in a Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications if you hold a current or grace year WMI certification. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical test.

Skills you'll learn:
Learn how to administer first aid in a wilderness context. Topics include: the Patient Assessment System
creating evacuation plans and wilderness emergency procedures
spinal cord injuries
head injuries
wilderness wound management
athletic injuries
fracture management
cold injuries
heat injuries
altitude sickness
the Medical Patient
and anaphylaxis.
Duration: 2.0 days

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.


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  • Chad L

    Great class. Nice meeting you Tina and hopefully we'll see you on future outings.

    April 14, 2013

  • Taka S.

    looks like the location has changed to the REI in Encinitas.

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the heads up on this - missed it last spring & fall. BTW, you should switch your lunch offer to the first to RSVP whom you've actually met. :)

    March 16, 2013

    • Chad L

      By the time we have lunch, we will have already met!

      March 16, 2013

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  • Chad L
    Event Host
  • Taka S.
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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