Wilderness Medicine and Rescue

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Wilderness First Responder - Recertification

$375 (USD) per person

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION

Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course! This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.

You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days.


Check out these online resources ahead of time, because you'll start the course with a written exam! You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

Prerequisites
Please check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to renew your certification.

Course Policies


Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more. 

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Student Agreement

WFRR Course Outline

WFRR Course Overview

Student Logistics - Registration, Lodging, and Travel

Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).


Academic Credit 

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This course is approved for 1 college credit through Western Colorado University.

Date:  Sept 16-18th, 2022
Location:  Sutton, MA

For questions about location & logistics, contact:

Pack To Paddle Outdoors

774.293.8464

info@packtopaddle.com

www.packtopaddle.com

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Wilderness First Aid + CPR

$425 (CAD) per person

WILDERNESS FIRST AID + CPR

Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!


Additional Details

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 1 college credit through the University of Utah and 0.5 college credit through Western Colorado University.

Course Approval
This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements. Additionally, the Wilderness First Aid course (WILDMI-554), and when included the CPR/AED course (WILDMI-134), are approved by the United States Coast Guard

 to meet the first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1)(ii) and 46 CFR 11.201(i)(2)(iiI) for a merchant mariner credential.

Date: Sept 24, 2022

Location: New Brunswick, Canada

For questions about location & logistics, contact:

Pack To Paddle Outdoors

774.293.8464

info@packtopaddle.com

www.packtopaddle.com

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Wilderness First Responder

$950 (USD) per person

WFR 10 DAY INCLUDES CPR

If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you! It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more. 

Also see dates for our Hybrid Wilderness First Responder courses.

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

This course has been approved for Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history. 

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 3 college credits through the University of Utah and 3 college credits through Western Colorado University.


For questions about location & logistics, contact:

Pack To Paddle Outdoors

774.293.8464

info@packtopaddle.com

www.packtopaddle.com

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Wilderness Rescue

$1200 (USD) per person

If you are interested in the field of Search and Rescue, or just want to be better prepared and able to help in emergency evacuations, this is the course for you.  

The Wilderness Rescue course is progression of technical skills and knowledge that will help you be an asset in a rescue situation.  The course starts each day with a classroom session where we will review the days topics, covering the fundamentals followed by hands on practical exercises to hone these skills.  The class will also involve several mock rescues where the students will put all their training to use.

Prerequisites:  Minimum 16 hour Wilderness First Aid Training

For questions about location & logistics, contact:

Pack To Paddle Outdoors

774.293.8464

info@packtopaddle.com

www.packtopaddle.com

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