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Wilderness First Aid Course

 

 

 

 

   

Course registration has concluded for our 2019 course. More information will be provided as the course in 2020 approaches.

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a backcountry 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 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.

Wilderness First Aid Course


Cancellation Policy:
  • The participant must notify Linda Rosenkranz at least thirty days in advance in order to receive a full refund.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations with late notice.
  • If there is a waiting list, we will try to help find a replacement.


If you have any further questions, please contact:

Linda Rosenkranz, Assistant Director
linda.rosenkranz@vanderbilt.edu