Wilderness First-Aid Class

  • 19 Jan 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Jan 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • UK Mining and Minerals Resource Building, Lexington

Course Overview: The Wilderness and Remote First Aid 16-hour course is consistent with guidelines established for and by the Boy Scouts of America and is adaptable to meet the needs for such training for youth-serving organizations, adult participants in outdoor recreational activities, as well as employees working in various wilderness and remote settings where EMS response to the site of an incident is more than 60 minutes. It complies with Federal OSHA regulatory requirements for employee training. Major portions are designed to be taught in an outdoor environment. Topics covered include:

Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Bone and Joint Injuries
Wounds and Wound Infection
Heat-Related Emergencies
Altitude-Related Illness
And more...

Prerequisites: A current Adult CPR/AED certificate from the American Red Cross or a recognized training agency within one year of issue, or you must obtain one within a year, and a minimum age of 14. Each participant who successfully completes the Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course receives a certificate for successful completion. This certificate meets current wilderness first aid training requirements for a variety of organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and American Canoe Association.

Length: 8+ hours for two days depending on scenario length, but expect 8am to 6pm at a minimum.

Wear: Outdoor clothing you don’t mind getting muddy or dirty. Dress for weather, we will be outdoors.

Bring: Water, lunch, and pack your typical backpack or bring what you would normally have with you in the outdoors.

Cost: TBD

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