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Wilderness First Aid Course

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Wilderness First Aid Course

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WILDERNESS FIRST AID
September 24-25, 2022
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Lost Creek Reserve, Troy, Ohio
$215.00

Please email Matt Hartman (Lead Instructor) at outdoorlexicon@gmail.com to register and with questions about the WFA course.

Please email Andy Niekamp at andy@outdooradventureconnection.com with questions about Lost Creek Reserve, facilities, and camping.

Wilderness First Aid is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed.

First developed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School in 1976, WFA is a 16-hour course that focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real-life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
The course will be taught both indoors and outdoors at scenic Lost Creek Reserve near Troy, Ohio. Lost Creek Reserve is managed by the Miami County Park District. Restroom, microwave, and refrigerator are available. Free primitive tent camping is available to registered participants.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

CPR certification is available for an additional fee.

Details: https://www.soloschools.com/events/wilderness-first-aid-optional-cpr-157/

Please email Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) at outdoorlexicon@gmail.com to register and with questions about the WFA course.

Please email Andy Niekamp at andy@outdooradventureconnection.com with questions about Lost Creek Reserve, facilities, and camping.

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