Wilderness First Aid Course
We are currently not offering any Wilderness First Aid courses. Please continue to check back as we plan for the 2013-2014 year.
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.
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.
Come by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center during business hours and remit payment. The cost of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Once you have registered you will be provided with an informational packet that outlines the steps you must take online to complete your registration process.
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