Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Course at Chewonki

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Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Course at Chewonki

Would you be able to respond to a medical emergency without access to a hospital or ambulance —be it on a remote wilderness trip, backcountry skiing, a city in crisis, or in an airplane?

Wilderness medicine training enables individuals to deal with medical emergencies when dialing 911 is not an option. Traditional training assumes that an ambulance will arrive on scene very quickly, with highly trained personnel and their equipment. But in the wilderness, your own actions may be the only medical care the patient receives for several hours or longer. Knowing what to do, and how to improvise with the items you have at hand is critical.

Chewonki, located in Wiscasset, is sponsoring a Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course January 3-6 and a Wilderness First Responder Bridge Course January 7-10. Students may enroll in both courses to become certified as a Wilderness First Responder. 

Wilderness Medical Associates® is the leader in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.
Graduates will receive WAFA or WFR certification by Wilderness Medical Associates®, valid for three years, as well as Basic Life Support/ CPR and anaphylaxis certification.
Professional instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates®, the leader in wilderness and rescue medical training, will address these issues and more.  The instructors are practicing medical professionals with substantial backcountry resumes.
Classes are fast-paced with an emphasis on practical skills. Mornings are devoted to lectures while afternoons are spent outside doing hands-on learning exercises. Realistic simulations, complete with fake wounds and stage blood, will be conducted. All simulations will be video taped and debriefed for enhanced learning.

Graduates from this course will have the knowledge and skills to understand what to do in a medical emergency and the confidence to do it.

Each  course costs  $430 and includes all course materials, room and board is also availble for an additional cost.  For more information or to register for this course please contact: Greg Shute, Vice President at Chewonki Foundation (207) 882-7323 and trips@chewonki.org.
Call toll-free, 888/WILDMED or log on to www.wildmed.com for detailed course description and information about wilderness medicine.