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Wilderness First Aid

Course Details

Tuition is sliding scale, $0-300.
+ optional lodging in Heartwood Lodge that costs $0.00 $70.00 per night
Our Access Fund provides Sliding Scale Pricing for the class fee to residents of Passamaquoddy Territory, Charlotte & Washington Counties.

An introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
Coffee & Tea Service will be available.
Participants should bring their own lunches and snacks.

We will hold Friday, March 8th as a possible snow day should we have inclement weather on Tuesday.

Course topics are:
Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine

Certifications:
This course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.

Recertification:
Certifications are valid for three years. Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.

Included Materials:
All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
Wilderness First Aid Guide
SOAP Notebook
Wilderness and Rescue First Aid

Guardians of participants under 18 years of age will need to fill out an additional consent form provided by instructor.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Nancy Doherty
Host: Cobscook Institute
Licensed Training Company: Wilderness Medicine Leadership
Date
3/5/24 - 3/7/24
Location
Trescott, Maine United States

Bridge (WAFA to WFR)

Course Details

To maintain and continue the medical certification for outdoor professionals.

Wilderness Medical Associates is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Unlike other training providers, our instructors are licensed medical professionals. Our instructors are not just reciting information but relaying personal experience and hold a deep understanding of physiology and how pathologies progress. We also are leaders in the field as guides, first responders and instructors.

We understand that this can be a an intimidating course. We strive to use simple concepts and procedures for consistent outcomes. We understand how important it is to be open, supportive and engaging for the best learning environment.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Clayton Williams
Licensed Training Company: Green Tongue Adventures
Date
3/6/24 - 3/9/24
Cost
CA$595.00
Location
Canmore, Alberta Canada

Bridge (WAFA to WFR)

Course Details

This course will be attended by WFR recert and WAFA Bridge students attending all 4 days.

Full Course Description
Instructor: Zach Vanderwall
Host: Ruby Valley Search and Rescue
Licensed Training Company: Vanderwall and Associates
Date
3/7/24 - 3/10/24
Cost
$345.00
Location
Sheridan, Montana United States

Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Course Details

Since 1979, LL Bean has been immersing people just like you in moments of learning and discovery, providing outdoor experiences that life your spirits and your confidence. Join LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs and Healing All Wounds for a 4 day WAFA course!

Full Course Description
Instructor: Eric Duffy
Licensed Training Company: Healing All Wounds, LLC
Date
3/7/24 - 3/10/24
Cost
$499
Location
Freeport, Maine United States

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