Wilderness First Aid
by: Wilderness Medical Associates
Date: October 3-4, 2015
Location: Kingfield Fire Department, Kingfield, Maine.
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness First Aid is a two-day 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.
Taught by: Wilderness Medical Associates http://www.wildmed.com/
Sponsored by: Franklin Search & Rescue (FSAR) http://franklinsar.blogspot.com/
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
This course is 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.
Students will receive the following books on this course:
- Wilderness First Aid Guide
- SOAP Notebook;
- The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam.
Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.
Contact FSAR team member Melissa Shea: