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Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

Schedule and Location

Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

Admission to the Arboretum is included with registration.

This class is SOLD OUT. Click here for more details and a supply list.

Course Description

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies, you'll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. Learn how to administer first aid in a wilderness context. Topics include:
the Patient Assessment System

  • creating evacuation plans and wilderness emergency procedures
  • spinal cord injuries
  • shock
  • head injuries
  • wilderness wound management
  • athletic injuries
  • fracture management
  • cold injuries
  • heat injuries
  • altitude sickness
  • lightning
  • the Medical Patient
  • anaphylaxis


Notes: Held both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Limit 30
Supplies: Bring a writing utensil and a notebook. Click here for more details and a supply list.
Continuing education: This course fulfills the First Aid/CPR requirement for the  Arboretum's Woodland Stewardship Program

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