Wilderness First Responder

 
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Open Recertification

Course Overview

Columbus Weekend, October 2017
3 Days, 10/7 - 10/9/2018
$395/Person ($100 deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($60 for 3 nights)

The Open Recertification course is open to graduates of all wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current Wilderness First Responder certification. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course. For complete curriculum details, please see the Wilderness Medical Associates website.

 

EXPERIENCE

A 24-hour course, presented over three days. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning.

Day 1: Introduction/Registration; Review Study Packet, Patient Assessment System, Basic Life Support (including Healthcare Provider-level CPR), Circulatory System, Respiratory System, Nervous System, Lifts, Moves and Extrications, PAS Drills

Day 2: Musculoskeletal, Dislocations, Spine Management, Wounds and Burns, PAS Drills, Splints I - Extremities, Splints II - Spines, Simulation

Day 3: Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Environmental Injuries, PAS Drills, Simulation, Final Testing, Conclusion

INCLUDES

All course materials, equipment and instruction. Optional lodging available (see below). No meals included, but an available commercial kitchen on-site helps students keep food costs low for those who bring groceries.

LOCATION

The course takes place at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, Wisconsin, just 25 miles north of Madison. The MacKenzie Center is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin, with interpretive trails, exhibits, museums showcasing the early history of conservation here. Groceries and limited restaurants are available in Poynette, less than 10 minutes away by car.

LODGING

Optional bunk-style lodging (male and female dorms) is available Friday through Sunday evenings. Dorms have heat, AC, bathrooms and showers. $60 for all three nights.


ENROLLMENT

Standard tuition is $395. A $100 deposit reserves your place in the course. Full payment is due September 1st. 

To enroll, please send a check for $100 to our mailing address:

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
2018 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI 53704

Alternatively, you may request an electronic invoice to pay online via credit card.

Enrollment is first-come, first served. As soon as we receive your course deposit or full payment, we will confirm your enrollment, send course details and request your student information.

 
 
 
5-Day WFR
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Course Overview

MLK Weekend 2018
5 Days, 1/11 - 1/15/2018
$775/Person ($150 Deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($100 for 5 nights)

Typically completed in an 8-day format, the 5-day Wilderness First Responder course offered by Devil's Lake Climbing Guides requires students to undertake an increased amount of reading and homework prior to the classroom portion of the course. In exchange, students complete the course in much less time, making it easier for those with busy schedules to attend. For complete curriculum details, please see the Wilderness Medical Associates website.


EXPERIENCE

According to Wilderness Medical Associates, "You can expect full, interesting, and intense days. Plan on arriving at the course well rested and prepared to focus completely on the material. Full course attendance is required. Wilderness First Responder is a level of medical certification that carries substantial responsibility. To fully prepare you, we use realistic simulations requiring patient examination and treatment employing simulated wounds and blood. While we recognize this can be uncomfortable for some people, it is important to developing the confidence and competence that you would expect of a medical professional.” 

Includes

All course materials, instruction, and five nights lodging (1/10 through 1/14). 


Location

The course takes place at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, Wisconsin, just 25 miles north of Madison. The MacKenzie Center is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin, with interpretive trails, exhibits, museums showcasing the early history of conservation here. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.

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Lodging

On-site bunk-style lodging (male and female dorms) with heat, AC, bathrooms and showers is available for $20/night ($100 for all 5 nights, 1/10 thru 1/14). Students will have access to full kitchen facilities, enabling inexpensive food costs for those who bring groceries. "Downtown" Poynette is less than 10 minutes away by car.


Enrollment

Standard tuition is $775. $150 deposit required to register. Full payment is due December 10th. 

To enroll, please send a check for $150 to our mailing address:

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
2018 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI 53704

Alternatively, you may request an electronic invoice to pay online via credit card (click "Sign Me Up!" below).

Enrollment is first-come, first served. As soon as we receive your course deposit or full payment, we will confirm your enrollment, send course details and request your student information.