WL289: Wilderness First Responder
(Formerly WL153) This course teaches how to respond to medical emergencies
in the backcountry. This course is designed specifically to provide the tools to
make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. The focus is
on identifying symptoms and providing treatments in the backcountry given
minimal first aid resources. An emphasis is placed on methods for improvising
and problem solving during medical emergencies. lnstruction time is split
between the classroom and completing practical skills, case studies and
scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Topics include,
but are not Iimited to wound management and infection, realigning fractures
and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long
term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental
emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and
decision making, not the memorization of lists. Adult First Aid/CPR is
included in this course.
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