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Wilderness First Responder course

Simpson University Outdoor Leadership & SOLO Wilderness Medicine

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Redding, CA

Wilderness First Responder course

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Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you 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.

SOLO's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.

This 80 hour course* is being sponsored by Simpson University and SOLO Wilderness Medicine. Topics will include the following:

  • Understanding of Wilderness-specific protocols and when they are used
  • Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
  • Patient Assessment System
  • CPR 
  • Cold-Related Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
  • Heat-Related Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies, including diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, etc.
  • Patient Lifting & Moving
  • Principles of Fracture Care
  • Improvised Splints (including traction splints)
  • Response & Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Infection Management
  • Long Term Wound Care
  • Shock Assessment and Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Head & Chest Injuries
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Use of Epinephrine
  • Improvised litters
  • Carrying Litters
  • Scenario based training
  • Evening Mock Rescue
  • Final Written and Practical Exams

EVENT COST: $650**


The $200 deposit will hold your spot in the course. If you cancel your registration before April 5, 2013, the deposit is 50% refundable. After April 12, 2013, the deposit is non-refundable. To pay your deposit, follow the link on the registration page to access the Hawksnest Event Registration page. 

*The course is 10 days long, meeting from 8:00-5:00 each day.

**Current full-time Simpson students will receive a 20% discount on this course.

Have questions about Wilderness First Responder course? Contact Simpson University Outdoor Leadership & SOLO Wilderness Medicine
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Simpson University
2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA CA

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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Simpson University Outdoor Leadership & SOLO Wilderness Medicine

Simpson University is a 4 year liberal arts school located in northern California. Simpson offers a bachelor's degree in Outdoor Leadership, which includes a field-based semester.

SOLO Wilderness Medicine has a 40+ year history in wilderness medicine and wilderness first aid courses. Located in New Hampshire, SOLO developed the first Wilderness First Aid course in 1975 to serve the needs of the outdoor community. This quickly became the standard for all outdoor professionals, and has since been expanded into an 80 hour Wilderness First Responder course.

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2013-01-31 10:41:49

Need a place to stay during the course? Simpson University has housing available for $20/night. Check out 

Simpson's Conference Services page for more information

2013-04-03 12:13:44

Questions about the course? Contact the instructor directly!

Amy Smallwood

asmallwood@simpsonu.edu

530-226-4757

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