WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION
Sponsored by NatureBridge and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS
DATES: February 17 - February 19 2017
COST: $331.00 (includes Tuition + Lunch)
LOCATION: Olympic National Park, WA
Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You will have opportunities to ask questions and to participate in challenging practice scenarios and case studies. The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR Recertification) course includes WMI Adult and Child CPR and Airway Management certification. This course is the most popular recertification program in wilderness medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs.
You are required to complete both written and practical testing to recertify on this WFR-Recertification course. To achieve a passing score (70%) on the written multiple-choice exam, you must review previous course materials. Please come prepared. Check the following web page for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course: https://rendezvous.nols.edu/content/section/48/964/.
CLASS FORMAT AND PERSONAL PREPARADNESS
Check in is at 7:45 am on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is required at all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, snowy, and/or cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up are used to emphasize the reality of a scenario. The classroom environment generally lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes or slippers and a camp chair.
Please come equipped with a light daypack, waterproof top and bottoms, light hiking boots, and layers well suited for spending time outside.
This course may be used to recertify a WFR certification. You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course and review the recertification portion of our website: . WMI certifications will be afforded a one-year re-entry period after expiration within which to recertify. This course will also recertify those who hold a valid WEMT (wilderness portion only) or WAFA certification. If recertifying, you must submit a photocopy of your current certification card(s) on the first day of the course. We cannot issue you a new certification until we verify your previous training.
All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.
Tuition payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable. Tuition is payable by Visa/MasterCard * through our registration link on EventBrite. Once the course has begun, no refunds of any moneys will be awarded. The tuition fee covers textbooks, syllabus, equipment and certification cards. WMI is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until all WMI paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by WMI. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If a student cancels or withdraws from a course:
· Within 90 days of the course start date and once the course has begun, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
WMI STUDENT AGREEMENT
(including Assumption of Risks and Agreements of Release and Indemnity)
Please download the WMI Student agreement from and read it very carefully as it affects your legal rights. Bring the two-page signed document to the first day of the course. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document. Failure to provide a signed document will result in you not being able to participate in the course. WMI participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the WMI program and are at the sole risk of the participant.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
WMI is proud to be a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited organization. Current EMTs are eligible to receive 18 hours CEU hours for their WMI WFR Recert course. Please bring a photocopy of your current EMT card(s) with you to your course.
Please visit the NatureBridge website for more travel details and general participant information.
There is a meal and lodging option for this course. Room and Board option includes Thursday, Friday & Saturday night stay in our dorm style cabins, with breakfast and dinner included. Lodging may be two or three to a room, depending on availability. Meals are served via buffet line in our dining room on the shore of Lake Crescent.
The nearest camping is eight -ten miles away, campsite fees range between $12 and $30 / night. You can learn more about the area by visiting our website.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE TEACHING SITE. THIS INCLUDES LEASHING THEM OUTSIDE. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any student bringing pets to class will be asked to leave class until the pet is safely situated in a kennel or other facility.
We hope this information is helpful. Please contact either WMI of NOLS or NatureBridge Facility Director Al Watkins with any questions or concerns you may have.
Phone: 360-928-3720 ext. 16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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