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Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness First Aid Course

Dates: Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
Location: Outdoor Recreation Center
General Public: $265.00
With Rec membership: $250.00


The class is currently full. To be put onto the waiting list email Sean Wilkinson

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 Wilderness Medical Associate instructors. The Wilderness Medical Associates (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.

*If you have any further questions, please contact Sean Wilkinson at .

Cancellation Policy:

  • The participant must notify Sean Wilkinson or the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC).
  • If more than 30 days in advance, the participant will be issued a full refund.
  • If 30 or less days in advance, there is no refund. If there is a waiting list, we will try to help find a replacement.

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