Saturday November 18th - Sunday, November 19th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$200.00 per person
Do you like to spend time outdoors? Accidents happen; if you or someone in your group got hurt, would you know what to do? People get hurt, sick, or lost. Many back country emergencies are preventable and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse.
Wilderness First Aid is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants more than basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The 16 hour long (two-day) program focuses on the skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
Those who complete the course and pass the written and practical skills will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification from SOLO which is valid for 2 years.
Optional CPR Training
An optional Adult CPR Certification Course will be offered on Saturday evening for an additional fee of $50.00 for those who would like to get certified. While certification is recommended; it is not required.
Certification Received: Participants successfully completing the course will receive a certification from SOLO in Wilderness First Aid certification, which is good for 2 years
Coffee and snacks will be provided each day. This course will be held at Wasserman Park in Merrimack, NH.
Response and Assessment
- Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
- Universal Precautions
- Patient Assessment System
- Rescue Plan
- Patient Lifting and Moving Techniques
Trauma – Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
- Sprains and Strains
- Principles of Fracture Care
- Spinal Cord Injury Management
Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills
- The Human Animal
- Cold Related Injuries
- Heat Related Injuries
- Backcountry Essentials
Soft Tissue Injuries and Medical Emergencies
- Trauma – Soft Tissue Injuries
- Medical Emergencies and Critical Care
Notebook and pen/pencil
Rain gear tops and bottoms
Layers of clothing (so you can take a layer off if you are hot/put one on if you are cold, these are also used for splinting)
Hat - warm, not made of cotton
Mittens or gloves if it will be cold out
Backpack to put everything in
Reusable water bottles (1qt or 1 liter) for drinking water
Footwear for the environment (Closed-toe shoes for being outdoors- sandals are only acceptable for indoor activity.)
HELPFUL ITEMS TO BRING
Ground cloth or small tarp (6X4 sheet of plastic is fine)
Sleeping pad (Examples: Ensolite, Ridgerest, Thermarest)
Bandanas or cravats of any kind