Via another meetup group, we are hosting a 2-day (16 hours total) wilderness first aid course. Feel free to contact me through my Meetup profile if you'd like to attend - there are a few spots left!
We’re teaming up with ReadySF to schedule a class especially for our group at a reduced rate for us. Please find details below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Space is limited to 30!
COURSE: Wilderness First Aid
DATE: Sat- Sun, February 8- 9, 2014
TIME: 8am- 5pm (16 hours)
LOCATION: SF tbd
INSTRUCTOR: Dave Yacubian ([masked]), Owner, Ready SF, (www.readysf.com) in partnership with NOLS (www.nols.edu).
COURSE DESCRIPTION Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" On this course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. WMI's curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.
CLASS FORMAT/ EQUIPMENT: Course days run from 8:00am – 5:00pm. The format is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios. Scenarios, and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for laying on the potentially wet, cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario. Generally the classroom environment lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes/slipper and a crazy creek-type chair. Please come equipped with a light day pack, waterproof top and bottom, light hiking boots, and layers well suited for spending time outside playing the role of patient and rescuer.
REGISTRATION/POLICIES Tuition payment in full is necessary to hold your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable. Tuition is payable by check (with driver’s license number), or cash. The tuition fee covers textbooks, syllabus, equipment and certification cards. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY If a student cancels or withdraws from a course: Greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the course starting date, sponsor will retain a $45.00 administrative fee. Within 30 days of the course start date and once the course has begun, tuition is non-refundable and non- transferable unless student replaces their space with someone else.
WMI STUDENT AGREEMENT Please download this agreement from http://www.nols.edu/wmi/pdf/wmi_agreement.pdf and read it very carefully as it affects your legal rights. Bring the two-page signed document to the first day of the course. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document. Failure to provide a signed document will result in you not being able to participate in the course. WMI participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the WMI program and are at the sole risk of the participant.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Students can register by emailing [masked]. Registration will be confirmed with receipt of payment.
Payment can be made by check to Ready SF 1651 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94117