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Wilderness First Responder
The High Mountain Institute and Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) are co-sponsors of this course. The WMI of NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training program is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include, but are not limited 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. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies, and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Upon successful completion of practical and written exams, students will receive a two-year Wilderness First Responder certification and a two-year Adult CPR certification. Continuing Education credit may be available, please contact WMI of NOLS at 1-866-831-9001 or see their web site at www.nols.edu/wmi/ for more information. To register, please complete the High Mountain Institute registration form (click on the Register Now link below).
2013 Dates: May 28 - June 6, 2013 2013 Cost: $695 tuition only; $895 tuition & lodging
Lodging includes lodging in rustic cabins and use of the kitchen, food not included.
Click here to view all paperwork for registered students. This paperwork includes a sample curriculum, general HMI campus information, an HMI Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement (to be signed and returned on the first day of the course), and a WMI Student Agreement (to be signed and returned on the first day of the course.) If you are a minor participating in this course, you will need to complete some additional paperwork. Please contact HMI at (719) 486-8200 ext 112 or at email@example.com.