As you may know, a number of people from a variety of wilderness training organization wrote a Scope of Practice (SOP) document in 2010 for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses. The intent was to clearly articulate what we believe to be the intended audience of such a course and what a graduate of a 16 hour WFA should be trained… Read more »
Newly Revised: Wilderness Medicine Field Guides
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Curriculum, General, Student Feedback.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised, spiral-bound Field Guide of Wilderness & Rescue Medicine and the fold-out Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Guide. Each reflects our understanding of current advances in the medicine utilized in wilderness and low-resource settings; while both retain their simplicity and practical utility.
Wilderness First Responder – Scope of Practice (Draft)
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Check This Out!, Curriculum, Discussions, Student Feedback.
In order to establish guidelines for comprehensive, thorough, and more consistent wilderness medical training, AORE and other organizations that hold a respectively large place in the field of wilderness medicine have signed off on the Wilderness First Responder SOP (Draft), a document that complements the Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practice.
Please consider helping AORE make a difference by reviewing this document if you have ever sponsored a WFR course, attended at WFR course, or instructed a WFR course. Does this document include the topics that you want your staff to know? As a participants of a Wilderness First Responder course, is this training enough to prepare you for backcountry medical emergencies? Are the elective topics sufficient? Please be clear, professional, and thorough.
WMA Now Offering WEMT-I Courses
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Curriculum.
Looking to upgrade your Wilderness EMT? How about taking the WEMT-I? Starting in May of 2010, Wilderness Medical Associates, the industry leader in wilderness medicine will begin offering the WEMT-Intermediate course. This course is designed to expand the knowledge base and scope of currently certified Wilderness EMTs or EMTs. Wilderness EMT Course Content This course… Read more »
Is There An Optimal Way To Get Effective CPR Training To Large Groups Of People?
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Check This Out!, CPR, Curriculum.
“Giggling was common when they first gave their inflatable mannequins mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and more than a few decided to head butt or slap their Mini Anne CPR dummies. But most appeared to take the lesson seriously.”