Posts Tagged ‘Wilderness First Responder’
February 8, 2012 by wcobserver
The need for remote medical first responders is being addressed when, for its second year, the Ozarks Outdoors program at University of the Ozarks hosts a nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder course presented by the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) from March 17-25 on the Clarksville campus. The certification course is designed to provide people with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Special topics include: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. The nine-day, 80-hour Wilderness First Responder curriculum also includes standards for urban and extended care situations. The WMI Adult and Child CPR are included and the course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The cost to register is $595 which does not cover lodging or food. A limited number of hostel bunks are available at the Ozarks Outdoors BaseCamp, along with a limited number of primitive campsites at the Ozarks Outdoors DemoCamps on campus. Registration by March 1 is recommended. For more …Read More...