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2211 College View Drive

Redding, CA 96003

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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

This course will also certify you as a Emergency Medical Responder through Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS, and may count as Continuing Education units for EMT, Paramedic, and/or Nursing licenses. Contact the event organizer if this is an interest for you.

EVENT COST: $650**

The $150 deposit will hold your spot in the course. If you cancel your registration before October 13, 2017, the deposit is 50% refundable. After October 13, 2017, the deposit is non-refundable. To pay your deposit, mail a check to this address: Rob Simpson, Simpson University, 2211 College View Dr., Redding, CA, 96003

*The course is 8 days long, meeting from 8:00-5:00 each day. There will also be one evening session on Wednesday, October 25 for the night mock scenario.

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