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Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Date and Time

Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Description

Dates: December 14th - 18th;  8am-6pm

 

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) offered by Wilderness Medical Associates is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. and 45 hours of in-class instruction. 

Certification

All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications. The CPR course is based on the 2015 ILCOR/AHA guidelines.  All WMA certifications remain valid for three years. The course is registered for 70 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE.

Recertification - 12/14/2019-12/16/2019

The Open Recertification option is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course.

**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**

Prerequisites

Once registered, you will recieve the course ID number and password to access the online pre-course materials four weeks prior to the first day of the course. Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in the 5-Day WFR course.  No previous medical training is required.

Costs

Varies by Affiliation. 

Contact

Kaileigh Hennard
Outdoor Adventures Coordinator 
brammeka@gvsu.edu
 

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