This high-tempo Wilderness First Aid Class is an educational adventure. You will spend two days learning to treat the most common injuries and illnesses associated with wilderness actives and extreme sports in austere environments. You will learn to manage a myriad of trauma and medical emergencies. There will be multiple hands-on skills conducted. Upon completion you will receive an Internationally recognized certification in Wilderness First Aid Care from the American Safety & Health institute or the National Association for Search and Rescue, valid for two years. Class is open to ages 12 and older.
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This Wilderness First Aid Class trains you to understand and avoid wilderness hazards and do emergency care in the wilderness or anywhere, with whatever equipment you have or can improvise. The WFA course prepares you for disaster situations, when emergency medical services and hospitals are overwhelmed or inaccessible. The WFA course is designed to help you make logical and causal connections (not just memorize lists of signs, symptoms and treatment) so that you understand what you are doing. How do the body systems work? What can go wrong with them because of injury, environmental stress, or medical condition? How can you tell what the problems are? What can you do to treat the problem and stabilize the patient when you are far from help?
Are you a hunter, hiker, camper or do you just love the outdoors and to travel? Join us for our Wilderness First Aid Class.
The Wilderness First Aid Class will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations in Tennessee. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from any medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations when in the back country. This is a two day and 16 hour training course!
The vast majority of incidents outdoors are minor and easily treatable. When providing aid in the wilderness, most of the time your goal is to keep a condition from worsening so you can continue with your adventure. That said, it’s important to be prepared for any situation.
Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI or NASAR Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond with wilderness first aid training when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person. This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.
Wilderness First Aid Class in Tennessee Includes:
Information-filled slide presentation covering wilderness and remote first aid from a basic understanding of emergency response in an outdoor setting to specific techniques and considerations for a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Wilderness First Aid Class topics include:
- Preparation and Assessment
- Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
- Environmental Hazards
- Other Wilderness Considerations
Contact us directly for scheduling. Cost $175. Individual or group available daily. Group discounts available.