Tuesday Feb 24, 2009 - Number of Volunteers: 21
Thursday Feb 26, 2009 - Number of Volunteers: 21
Safety always comes first on A WRV project! WRV encourages volunteers, especially leaders, to take this valuable training. And, as we all know, first aid skills are valuable for life in general.
Would you know what to do if someone needed your help in the back country? What if that someone was you or your friend? This course is designed for those of you who want to know what to do in a back country emergency. In this course you will receive hands on practice time. You will participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life". This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety (www.frisfirstaid.com/). This Wilderness First Aid course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. The Wilderness Medical Society defines wilderness as a remote geographical location more than one hour from definitive medical care. Also covered is an overview of wilderness medicine issues such as wilderness emergencies and extended care situations. The text for this course is "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations" tells how to identify and treat illness and injury encountered specifically in remote locations. The text is included in the course fee. Certificates Issued: Standard Wilderness First Aid.
This is Part ONE of a two part training.
Part 1: Tues/Thurs evening course (8 hours):
This eight hour course consists of classroom instruction, demonstration, practical skills practice, the use of audio/visual materials, and student participation. This course does not cover the entire book in detail. Instead the instructor provides an overview of the material and presents the highlights on the various topics. The students are expected to read the book after the course is completed in order to reinforce what was discussed and learn in more detail what is in the book.
We HIGHLY encourage you to sign up for both Parts 1 & 2, for the full 16 hours of training. However, it is possible to only take Part ONE.
NOTE: CPR instruction is not part of the Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.
Tuesday, Feb 24 and Thursday, Feb 26, 5:30-9:30pm.
Foothills Nature Center, 4201 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304
TRAINING FEE for Part ONE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $75 (for current members and volunteers)
DISCOUNTS and CANCELLATION POLICY