Wilderness First Responder

Summer
Summer 2019 (Second Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime Weekend
Day and Weekend
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 18
4
Credits per quarter

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, trip leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. This program emphasizes a variety of problems that might be encountered in a wilderness setting. While the focus remains on expedition medicine, the information and skills learned in the WFR can be directly applied to other emergency medical situations where ambulances and advanced medical care are not available, such as disaster relief and international travel. This is a hands-on program that utilizes both the classroom and outdoors to teach effective patient care. At least 50% of the course will take place outside in a variety of environmental conditions, so students should be able to walk for 1/2 hour with a backpack and lift 50 lbs. Students who successfully complete the course will receive nationally recognized WFR and CPR certification from the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. This is a nine-day intensive course with pre-course reading assignments.

4

Credits per quarter

Prerequisites:

Must be able to lift 50lbs and hike with a pack for 1/2 hour.

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Fees:

$400 for contractor-supplied materials

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 18
Daytime Weekend

Scheduled for: Day and Weekend

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00 am
SEM 2 D1107 - Workshop

Located in: Olympia