Monday, February 27, 2012

Wilderness First Aid course hosted by the Outdoor Program at EOU - April 14-15


The Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is 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.

Cost: $200 for EOU students, $225 for community members (Course is limited to 28 students)

Go to the wildmed.com website to register for the course.

Contact the Outdoor Program for further information. See below for a more detailed description of the course.
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Jerry Isaak
Outdoor Program Coordinator
Eastern Oregon University
(541) 962-3621


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

Customization

Patient assessment drills and simulations will be specific to the group, the environment, and the context of operations or the activities performed in the field.
Given the short duration of this course, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, including PAS drills as a major learning tool as opposed to long lectures.
Elective topics to specific environments (altitude, tropical, SCUBA, offshore medicine, etc.) can be substituted in from the course content. Please talk to the office or instructor at time of booking.

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.
U.S. courses only: Students that take the WFA course will receive a $30US rebate eligible towards any WMA International course 4 days or longer.

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;
  • The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

Equipment

We ask our sponsors and course hosts to provide outdoor equipment relevant and specific gear to their employees when in remote and austere environments. Wilderness Medical Associates International will supply a specific equipment list to cover simulation and classroom needs.

Evaluation

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. Wilderness Medical Associates International

Prerequisites

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.

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