Wilderness First Aid/WFR Recert*
Accidents can and do happen on ropes courses, along country roads, or
in the backcountry, and all too often members of a group are not capable
of dealing with the emergency. Not only does this lead to improper care
of the patient, but it also endangers the entire group.
Studies have shown that many recreational accidents are preventable, and
that improper care of trauma can compound even the simplest of injuries.
Through our involvement in emergency medicine and rescue efforts, we at
SOLO feel there is a need for training for all outdoors people - training
which stresses preparedness and prevention; training which encompasses
all phases of off-road emergencies; training which focuses on extended
care issues in prolonged transport situations. Very few first aid programs
actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a rural, wilderness,
or extended care setting.
This is SOLO's twenty-seventh year offering its workshops in Wilderness
First Aid. Designed specifically for groups and their leaders, this 16-hour
program covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment
and treatment. All SOLO instructors are experienced rescue personnel with
extensive outdoor experience and have been selected not only for their
expertise in emergency medicine and rescue, but also for their teaching
Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by practical work
and problem-solving exercises. The emphasis is always on hands-on experience.
Scenarios are an important part of this training.
• Patient Assessment System
• Long-Term Patient Care
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Environmental Emergencies
• Splint Improvisation
While much of the material appears to be standard emergency care information,
the backcountry emphasis with long-term care and evacuation complications
makes this course unique. Course material can be somewhat modified to
meet the specific needs of a group, i.e. cycling, kayaking, climbing,
etc. Since the principles of first aid are taught, this program is really
applicable to any emergency situation.
* There is a separate test and additional fee for the WFR Recert. Please
let us know in advance if you are recertifying your WFR.
For more info on wilderness medicine contact:
Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunity
P.O. Box 3150
Conway, NH 03818 USA
at the Mohonk Preserve
November 24-25, 2012
Center for Symbolic Studies, Rosendale, NY
WFR Recert is an additional $15 that mut be sent in to SOLO along with application
CPR may be available on Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm and is an additional $35