Wilderness First Responder

Overview

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is specifically designed to provide students with the tools they need to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. SROM hosts a WFR course taught by SOLO, a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. Certification as a WFR is the gold standard in the outdoor industry and is becoming a common prerequisite for employment with outdoor education and wilderness adventure organizations. If you are a wilderness professional, missionary, youth pastor, or an employee that works in remote areas, this course is for you. This 9-day, 80-hour WFR course could be one of the best decisions you make in order to handle critical medical situation.

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Description

The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for wilderness, 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. Half of your time will be spent practicing your skills in hands-on case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The SOLO Adult & Child CPR is included in this course. The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Itinerary

Students meet at SROM’s headquarters in Laramie, Wyoming, and from there travel to Table in the Wilderness, where the 9-day intensive course will take place. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for wilderness, 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 real-time decision-making, not the memorization of lists.Half of your time will be spent practicing your skills in hands-on case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The SOLO Adult & Child CPR is included in this course. The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Course Details

  • Location: Centennial, WY
  • Age: 18+
  • Tuition (per person): $1000

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2017 Jun 04 – Jun 13

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a permittee of Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks; and Medicine Bow/Routt and Bridger-Teton National Forests. SROM is an equal opportunity service provider.
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