WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two 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!
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Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
June 7-8, 2024
The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.
Luther Heights Bible Camp is near Lake Alturas in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area about 45 minutes north of Ketchum and 20 minutes south of Stanley.
Meals & Lodging
There is no meals and lodging package included with this course. Students are required to arrange all lodging and food. Many public land campsites are available nearby.
If you would like to stay at Luther Heights Bible Camp or have a meal plan with the camp, please contact Kelly.
There is no CPR class included in this course. Students may complete an optional AHA Heartsaver course at the end of day 1 at 5:15pm. Please add CPR during the registration process if indicated. A link for the online CPR Precourse work will be sent to you after registration. Please review the Optional CPR information about this class.
For questions about location & logistics, contact
Idaho Rescue Training
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