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Wilderness First Aid Training


Wilderness First Aid Training
Date/Time
Registration Begins
3/17/2021 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
4/20/2021 5:00 PM
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Headed to Philmont, Sea Base, or taking your troop or crew on a wilderness experience?

WFA courses contain substantial medical information and teach skills to respond to medical emergencies in the wild. A BSA-led task force developed a WFA training curriculum specifically for Scouts and Scouters to help them provide assessment and treatment miles from advanced care. Treatment skills are important, but so is educating Scouts and adult leaders to recognize illnesses early and minimize the potential for injury. The skills learned in a BSA-approved WFA course can save lives. WFA is not just for the backcountry. It is just as relevant in urban areas during hurricanes, floods, fires, or mass casualty events when emergency services might be strained. WFA knowledge can be lifesaving.

Course topics are: Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splinting Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine

All participants must be at least 14 years of age and completed CPR/AED course prior to the start of WFA.

Please dress for the weather as most of the class will be held outdoors.

Remember to bring a mask.

The course is limited to 25 participants.

Cost
$75.00 per Participant

 

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