Wilderness First Aid
Operated by: TerraMar Adventures
Event Leader: Carl
Bloomsburg, PA 17185
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Wilderness First Aid course is an introductory level course designed to provide outdoor leaders, guides and rangers an introduction to First Aid and patient care in remote settings. Special topics include, but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, plus up-to-date information on environmental emergencies. Emphasis is placed on principles of treatment and decision making, not the memorization of lists.
Upon successful completion of the course a two year WMI of NOLS Wilderness First Aid certification will be issued. All levels of training and experience are welcome.
This course does not include CPR.
REGISTRATION/POLICIES: Tuition payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable.
The tuition fee covers textbooks, syllabus, equipment, and certification cards. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: There is a non-refundable deposit equal to the amount of the course tuition needed to register for the course.
If you notify the Quest office of your cancellation after the full payment has been received you will be refunded as follows:
If cancellation notice is received not less than five weeks prior to the course, you will receive 75% of the balance due after the deposit.
For cancellations received not less than three weeks prior to the course will be a 50% refund of the balance due after the deposit.
There will be no refund for cancellations received less than three weeks prior to course.
CLASS FORMAT/ EQUIPMENT: Check in is at 7:45 AM on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
The format for the WFA/WFR Recertification is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios. Scenarios, and practice sessions will take place both inside and out. Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, muddy or snowy, cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario.
Generally the classroom environment lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes/slipper and a crazy creek-type chair. Please come equipped with a light day pack, waterproof top and bottom, light hiking boots, and layers well suited for spending time outside playing the role of patient and rescuer.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Meals will not be provided during the course but there will be a break for lunch. You should bring whatever food and snacks you will need for the duration of the course.
Coffee, tea, and hot water will be available throughout both days.
Campus dining, Town Restaurants and grocery stores are available nearby.
WHAT TO BRING:
Notebook & pen/pencil
Dress for the weather and also for sitting indoors.
All food and snacks for Saturday and Sunday
Bring a water bottle
Optional Recreation Items
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
Instruction and class materials
WFA Certification and WFR Recertification Cards
(mailed two to four weeks post-course)