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Wilderness First Aid Instruction

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Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center

116 Old Forge Road

Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

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Wilderness First Aid Emergency medicine for those who travel where ambulances can’t.
A 2-day, 16-hour course taught by volunteer AMC instructors

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No prior first aid experience is necessary. The course is a mix of classroom lecture and practical exercises.
Both days are required to certify. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Scene Survey
  • Primary & Secondary Assessment
  • Shock
  • Wound Care
  • Burns
  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Tooth Injuries
  • Head, Brain & Spinal Injuries
  • Abdominal & Pelvic Injuries
  • Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
  • Splinting
  • Plant-Induced Dematitus
  • Snake & other Reptile Bites
  • Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings
  • Environmental Emergencies (Heat, Cold, Altitude)
  • Lightning
  • Heart Attack & Stroke
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Evacuation
  • CPR
  • Q & A

This is an intense, fast-paced, yet fun course. The course is approximately 70% lecture and 30% practical exercises. You must attend both days to obtain certification.

Certification: People successfully completing this course will receive an ECSI WFA course completion e-card. The recommended renewal date is 2 years from the date of completion.

The Wilderness First Aid Committee is responsible for the development and administration of a local first aid training process that has been very successful for the Chapter. By using volunteer instructors, who have been professionally trained as Wilderness First Aid (WFA) instructors, and by using local facilities, we offer our members the highest quality WFA training available, at a reasonable cost and in formats convenient to their lifestyles. Our primary goal is to increase the number of people who have been trained in WFA, and who are, therefore, better able to assist in emergency situations. Our instructors have been certified as WFA instructors by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. The course is an official collaboration of the Wilderness Medical Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

You do not have to be an AMC member to take one of our WFA courses; however, to take a course at the member rate, you must be a current AMC member.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 18 years of age to attend this event. Minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available at the Sterling Forest Information Center. Please use the UPPER LOT.

There is no public transportation to this site. We regret that. We make a good faith effort to match people for carpools as a service to the people who register for our courses. However, it is your responsibility to get to the course location and to get there on time. We will not refund or credit course fees due to transportation snafus.

What should I bring to the course?

Bring the types of items you would bring on a normal outing such as a complete daypack, backpack or river bag. Additional helpful items (if you have them) are Crazy Creek™ chair, ski poles, Ensolite™ or other closed cell foam pads, extra clothing layers. We ask that you bring these things, so you can practice improvising first aid equipment. Please bring clothing appropriate to spend time outdoors. Please bring lunch. There will be no time to go out to lunch at the course.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the WFA Committee Chair, Richard Dabal at WildernessFirstAid@amc-ny.org

What's the refund policy?

  • If we cancel a course due to poor enrollment, weather or any other reason you will receive a full refund.
  • Registrants canceling before the posted registration deadline stated in the course write-up will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Deadline: April 15,2019 12:30 AM
  • Registrants canceling after the deadline will receive a full refund only if a wait-listed person takes the seat. Otherwise there will be no refund and all fees are forfeited and you will have no entitlements to course materials.
  • You cannot transfer your seat to anyone else without the permission of the committee chair.
  • You cannot transfer to another WFA course without the permission of the committee chair.
  • Registrants who do not show up for the course forfeit all course fees.
  • If you must cancel contact the lead instructor or the committee chair as soon as possible.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Not without the explicit permission of the WFA Chair. See refund policy above

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. Since course completion credentials will have the name of the person registered it is critical we have your correct name and email address.

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Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

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