Truckee, Truckee, CA
Wilderness First Aid is the assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote locations, with limited resources, for an extended period of time (definitive medical care cannot be accessed for an hour or more). The program provides valuable training in an enjoyable, hands-on format. You’ll learn a practical, step-by-step approach to WFA that will help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to manage backcountry emergencies.
This session is taught by an experienced SMC event leader, medical professional and adventurer Terrie Arnold, owner of Peak Skills. This is a special date held in Truckee. Open to all SMC members, new and renewing SMC ELs are encouraged to attend.
COST: $160 for SMC members or $130 for SMC Event Leaders - will be reimbursed post registration. Includes 16 hours of instruction, student WFA handbook, handouts, and certificate (must complete all 16 hours) Please register with Peak Skills. Your meetup RSVP does not register you for the class!
DATES: December 10-11, 2016
Optional CPR add-on: WFA curriculum demands a full 16 hours, but if there is enough interest a CPR certification can be added on the Friday evening before the class, 7:00 pm. When you register, indicate if you need CPR, and with a minimum of 5 interested students we can meet on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm in Truckee. Cost: $40
LOCATION: Samaara's place in Truckee. Samaara is an SMC Event Leader. Directions will be emailed to participants.
INSTRUCTOR: Terrie Arnold RN, Peak Skills LLC
GROUP SIZE: minimum 7, maximum 10
MORE ABOUT WFA:
This course is designed for individuals who are not professional responders, but who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Hiking/climbing leaders, camp counselors or administrators, rangers and other occupations that work in wilderness, and all outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from this course.
Keep in mind that Peak Skills Wilderness First Aid is unlike any other WFA class you've taken! You'll get a broader depth of knowledge through the use of hands-on props and visual aids that boost retention of the material - which translates to being better prepared to respond in an actual outdoor emergency.
Successful completion of the course earns a 3 year certification. Once you've taken the course, you are welcome to keep your skills current by attending any future class as an assistant. WFA refresher scenarios will be offered periodically to provide an opportunity for valuable review and practice of the skills you learn.
Email Terrie with any questions regarding the course.
To ensure that the seriously committed backcountry enthusiasts who understand the value of WFA certification get their opportunity to attend, you'll be moved to the waitlist if you RSVP but don't complete your registration within 48 hours.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD: All participants should bring a lunch for both days, and if camping, a dinner for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday. You may want to bring snacks for throughout the day, and be sure to have containers for water/fluids.
CLOTHING: We will be moving from inside a classroom to outdoors and back, several times throughout the day; wear layers so you can adjust to temperature variation. Bring rain gear, as we will likely go outside even if it rains.