L.L. Bean to offer Women’s-Only Wilderness First Aid

Womens_Only_First_AidFREEPORT, ME – L.L. Bean has partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates to offer a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. This course, unlike the standard Wilderness First Aid, is available exclusively for women. WFA training is imperative for people who are looking to experience outdoor adventure, safely, giving you the knowledge and confidence to assess and manage medical emergencies when there is no help nearby. Wilderness First Aid will expand your awareness of potential hazards in the backcountry.

May 18 & 19, 2013
Freeport, ME
Cost: $205 (including textbooks)

The Women’s-Only WFA fosters a dynamic and supportive learning environment. This training will provide a rare opportunity to share the unique perspectives and knowledge base of other women who also enjoy outdoor recreation. Come propose or share new ideas and see if “mom’s old remedies” are still the best medicine. Feel confident in adventuring into the outdoors while enjoying the camaraderie and diverse experiences of other women in this empowering course. Course topics include:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • CPR
  • Wound and burns
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Environmental topics (i.e. lightning, hypothermia, frostbite)
  • Splinting

Wilderness Medical Associates teaches over 8,000 students every year, across the globe. Their cutting-edge curriculum is continuously overseen by a team of medical practitioners who are active in the field, doing what they teach. The course will be led by Sawyer Alberi, Wilderness EMT-P, who is a member of the Vermont National Guard and adjunct faculty at Johnson State College. This is the first time WMA has offered a Women’s-Only course.

Click here for more information about the Women’s-Only Wilderness First Aid course offered at L.L. Bean.

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