Wilderness First Aid Course
October 23, 2021 8:00 AM -
Wherry Elementary School 7299 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
The Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter and Kirtland Air Force Base, Outdoor Recreation are co-sponsoring a Wilderness First Aid course especially geared toward our members. This course is in high demand and typically fills-up months in advance.
Executive Summary: The SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course is a 2-day first aid course that provides training for anyone that spends time hiking, skiing, engaged in other outdoor pursuits, or just wants to know what to do when things go south. The course is a blend of lecture, demonstrations and scenarios. Students will have ample opportunity to practice skills in life-like situations, both as patients and caregivers. At the successful completion of the two day course you will be certified or re-certified in Wilderness First Aid. Attendees must participate in all portions and hours of the course to obtain certification. Why attend: People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? If youre ever more than an hour away from a hospital or one mile from any road you need to know what to do. Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
Price: The price for the course is $125 per person for Sierra Club members. This special price is approximately 50% off of the regular price for a wilderness first aid course.
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Class times: Saturday, October 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Outdoor Recreation Office, Albuquerque, NM. Transportation onto the base will be provided for those without base access and additional information will be provided to paying attendees prior to the training dates. Note that attendees must be US Citizens to gain access to the base.
If You Want to Attend: Please respond to me at email@example.com no later than August 1st if you wish to attend. To be included in the course, you will be given until August 14th to submit payment for the entire course fee. Payment directions will be sent in a subsequent email for those whove RSVP'd. This is necessary to hold your seat and reserve the instructor and classroom. Maximum class size will be 16 students and those seats are expected to go fast.
Who is the WFA for: The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It includes classroom instruction and actual treatment scenarios. While theres not a graded final exam students must demonstrate that they understand key elements and techniques presented in the curriculum.
Material Covered in the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course: Introduction Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System Asthma Backcountry Essentials Cold-Related Injuries Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills Heat-Related Injuries Medical Emergencies & Critical Care Patient Assessment System Patient Lifting & Moving Principles of Fracture Care Response & Assessment Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies Spinal Cord Injury Management Sprains & StrainsTechniquesTrauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries Universal Precautions Use of Epinephrine
Cost: $125 per person. Payment instructions will be provided.
Signup Instructions: If You Want to Attend: Please respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1st if you wish to attend. To be included in the course, you will be given until August 14th to submit payment for the entire course fee. Payment directions will be sent in a subsequent email for those whove RSVP'd. This is necessary to hold your seat and reserve the instructor and classroom. Maximum class size will be 8 students and those seats are expected to go fast.
Bring: Gear and Equipment list will be provided about one week prior to the training to those who are registered and have paid.
Signup Restrictions: Must be a Sierra Club Member
Carpool: Carpooling is encouraged. Transportation will be provided to the Kirtland Air Force Base facility from off-base, Wherry Elementary School, for those who do not have base access.
Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.
Cancellation Policy: Course will be cancelled only if instructor experiences issue that would arise to him being unavailable.