Wilderness First Aid
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
If a course is showing full on the NOLS website, please register for the waitlist through the button labeled "ENROLL ON WAITLIST" on the NOLS website for that course. This is your best option to enroll in a full course.
It is worth enrolling on the waitlist, as course turnovers are happening.
If a spot opens on a course, the entire waitlist is contacted at once, so watch for an email from NOLS about a space opening.
Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Dates: April 30-May 1, 2022
Cost: $265 Tuition only
The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.
Travel, Meals, and Lodging
Mountain Humane is 1.3 miles west of Hailey. Please park on the east side of the lot away from the building and only enter through the patio doors into the classroom.
Meals and Lodging
There is not a meals and lodging package available for this course. Students are required to arrange all lodging and food.
Many food and lodging options are available in Hailey, and public land camping is available.
There is no CPR class included in this course. Students may complete an optional AHA Heartsaver course on April 30 at 5:30pm. To complete this option, please follow the directions for the optional on-course CPR Module.
How to Register
NOLS is collecting tuition and enrollment information for this course. Please register on the NOLS website.
NOLS is taking all registration for this course. Please visit their policies page for an overview of cancelation and transfer policies.
For questions about location & logistics, contact:
Idaho Rescue Training