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Wilderness First Responder @ Apply Valley, MN
Wilderness Medicine Risk Management
Brought to you by AORE Vendor Member, REI Outdoor Programs, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. Held at Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center in Apple Valley, MN from September 22 to October 1, 2017.
09-22-17 - 10-01-17
varies by day. Full day programming with some evening sessions.
Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center 5121 McAndrews Rd Apple Valley, MN 55124
Wilderness First Responder Course with NOLS and REI
Friday, Sept 22 (7:45am) - Sunday, Oct 1 (5:00pm)
REI Member price: $750 / Non-member price: $785
Essential for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in remote places, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The internationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging, and administering medications. The rigorous 80-hour curriculum is delivered by dynamic educators who have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days. This 10-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments. Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management certification is included. Note the course is 10 days long with one day off for a total of 9 days of instruction.
Wilderness First Responder training will provide you with the tools needed to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.
Notes: Camping is available at this location as an accommodation option for you. The campsite is called Lebanon Hills Campground. See website link for registration and links to camping information.