WFR - Wilderness First Responder training
or How to Handle Backcountry Emergencies
Marlboro College is sponsoring an intensive backcountry medical
training course in Marlboro, VT from May 22-30th, 2008. This 72-hour,
hands-on Wilderness First Responder course will enable students to
deal with medical emergencies when they are miles away from help and
dialing 911 is not an option. This course isrecommended for all
outdoor professionals and those who spend time in remote areas.
Graduates will receive WFR certification by Wilderness Medical
Associates, valid for three years, as well as BLS level CPR and
Wilderness Medicine differs from traditional emergency medicine in
three respects. First, transport times are measured in hours and days
rather than minutes, so many phases of patient care that usually takes
place in a hospital must be carried out in the field. Second, severe
environments dramatically increase the complexity of any emergency and
heighten risk to patient and rescuers alike. Third, limited equipment
makes improvisation and resourcefulness essential skills.
Professional instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates, leaders in
backcountry and rescue medical training will address these issues and
more. Skills will be developed for field use whether it's a national
park or a remote rescue service.
Classes are fast-paced with an emphasis on practical skills. Mornings
are devoted to lectures while afternoon and evenings are spent outside
working on everything from litter construction to full-scale rescue
simulation. Realistic simulations, complete with fake wounds and
stage blood, will be conducted. All simulations will be video taped
and debriefed for enhanced learning.
Call Jim Nicholson at 802-258-4699 for location & registration
information. Call toll-free, 888/WILDMED or log on to www.wildmed.com
for course description & future courses.
***Reporters and film crews are invited to attend the final
simulation. Please call the sponsor in advance for simulation schedule.
Full room & Board $265