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Wilderness First Aid


Our next, annual Wilderness First Aid class will be happening late January/ early February of 2017


Wilderness First Aid Course

DatesSaturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
Location: V.U. Outdoor Recreation Center
Cost: General Public: $265.00
With Vanderbilt-affiliation: $250.00

Registration Ends:  Monday, Feb 1, 2016



Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a back country setting with confidence and competence. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field based exercises, participants will gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of outdoor based emergencies. Over the course of the 16 hrs, or two 8 hour days, participants will learn: patient assessment, patient stabilization, comprehensive first aid and a variety of improvised implementation methods, as well as learn the skills necessary to implement patient evacuation.

This certification is nationally recognized and affords recipients the confidence to step into wild spaces with current knowledge and skills to face challenges in any environment. The course will be instructed by two WMA instructors. The WMA is a globally recognized leader in the field of wilderness medicine and takes pride and ownership over providing its students with meaningful hands on learning that prepares people for real world application and implementation of practices. For more information regarding the WMA please click here.

***Special Consideration***
This course is structured in such a way that all the material is vital to your successful completion of the exam.  As such, you must be present for 100% of the course.  Please plan to be both physically and mentally present during each of the 8 hour days.  Lunch will be provided by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center on both days.  Also, Adult CPR is included in this course.


Click on this link to register for our class with the WMA.  If you want to pay the VU price, you must use your Vanderbilt e-mail when you sign up. For now, you can just be registered.  You will need to pay in full to be an official participant. Once you register with WMA, Sean Wilkinson of Vanderbilt will send you an e-mail with info about the class and a link to pay for the class on-line with a credit or debit card.

***If you have any further questions, please contact Sean Wilkinson at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu .


VU Outdoor Recreation Center is located at: 2600 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Business Hours: Monday and Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm/ Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

For additional information please contact:
Sean Wilkinson/ (615) 936-8527/ outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu