Wilderness First REsponder

Wilderness medicine training to prepare outdoor professionals and enthusiasts for medical emergencies wherever your adventures might take you.

 
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2019 Course Summary
Course 2019 Dates Price Location Housing Meals
WFR Open Recert 8/31 - 9/2 $395 McKenzie Center Optional - $20/night Kitchen available
WFR Open Recert 10/11 - 10/14 $395 McKenzie Center Optional - $20/night Kitchen available
WFR Open Recert 1/11/20 - 1/13/20 $515 Hoofbeat Ridge Included Included
5-Day WFR 8/26 - 8/30 $775 McKenzie Center Optional - $20/night Kitchen available
5-Day WFR 11/27 - 12/1 $775 McKenzie Center Optional - $20/night Kitchen available
5-Day WFR 1/16/20 - 1/20/20 $925 Hoofbeat Ridge Included Included
 
 
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Dates & Pricing

End of Summer, Mon - Fri, 8/26 - 8/30/2019
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, WI
$775/Person ($150 Deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($100 for 5 nights)

Thanksgiving, Wed - Sun, 11/27 - 12/1
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, WI
$775/Person ($150 Deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($100 for 5 nights)

MLK Weekend, Thurs 1/16 - Mon 1/20/20
Hoofbeat Ridge, Mazomanie, WI
$925/Person ($150 Deposit to enroll)
Meals & Lodging Included

Course Overview

Typically completed in an 8-day format, the alternative 5-day Wilderness First Responder format 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 and instruction are included with tuition. Optional bunk-style accommodations are available at all course locations (see below). Meals are provided at Hoofbeat Ridge, while students have kitchen access at MacKenzie Center programs.


Locations

We host courses at MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, WI (25 miles north of Madison) and Hoofbeat Ridge Equestrian Center in Mazomanie, WI (25 miles west of Madison).

MACKENZIE CENTER DETAILS (Jan, Aug and Nov Courses)
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). 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. 

HOOFBEAT RIDGE DETAILS (May Course)
Hoofbeat Ridge is an equine training center for kids high in the hills above Mazomanie, WI, about 25 miles west of Madison. This family-run retreat provides bunk-style accommodations and prides themselves on nourishing, healthy home-cooked meals, served family-style. The rolling hills surrounding the property are fantastic for wilderness medical scenarios as well as hiking in your free time.

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Enrollment

$150 deposit required to register. You may register online (see below) or send a deposit check for $150 to our mailing address:

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
2018 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI 53704

Full payment is due 30 days before the course start date. 

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 Deposit
150.00

NOVEMBER 2019, AUGUST 2020
MacKenzie Env. Ed. Center in Poynette, WI
Housing available ($100 - remember to add this to your cart if desired) and access to commercial kitchen for food prep and storage.

JANUARY 2020, MAY 2020
Hoofbeat Ridge in Mazomanie, WI
Bunkhouse accommodations & meals included.

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Bunkhouse Accommodations for 5-Day WFR
100.00

Optional five nights of bunkhouse accommodations for 5-day Wilderness First Responder courses at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, WI. Begins the night before the course starts and ends the morning of the last day of the course. For example, if the course is 8/25 - 8/29, housing would be 8/24 - 8/28.

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WFR Open Recertification

DATES

Sat - Mon, 1/11 - 1/13/2020

$515/Person ($100 deposit to enroll)
Room & Board Included

Course Overview

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 and instruction are included with tuition, as well as bunkhouse accommodations and home-cooked meals.

LOCATION

Hoofbeat Ridge is an equine training center for kids high in the hills above Mazomanie, WI, about 25 miles west of Madison. This family-run retreat provides bunk-style accommodations and prides themselves on nourishing, healthy home-cooked meals, served family-style. The rolling hills surrounding the property are fantastic for wilderness medical scenarios as well as hiking in your free time.

LODGING

Three nights of bunk-style lodging (male and female dorms) with heat, bathrooms and showers are included, starting the night prior the course.


ENROLLMENT

Tuition is $515. A $100 deposit reserves your place in the course. Full payment is due 30 days before course begins. 

To enroll, you may register online (at right/below) or send a $100 deposit check via post:

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
2018 Jenifer Street
Madison, WI 53704

Payment in full is due 30 days before the course date.

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.

WFR Open Certification Deposit
100.00

JANUARY 2020
Hoofbeat Ridge in Mazomanie, WI
Bunkhouse accommodations & meals included.

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Wilderness First Aid

DATES

8/24 - 8/25, 2019
$275/Person
Lodging Optional ($25/night)

COURSE OVERVIEW

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

Wilderness First Aid a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

For complete curriculum details, please see the Wilderness Medical Associates website.

 course topics

  • Patient Assessment System

  • CPR

  • Circulatory System

  • Nervous System

  • Respiratory System

  • Fractures

  • Stable Injuries

  • Splints 1-Extremities

  • Hypothermia, Hyperthermia & Heat Illness

  • Near Drowning

  • Lightning Injuries

  • Wounds and Burns

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Lifting, Moving, Extrication & Patient Carries

  • Backcountry Medicine


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 & Saturday evenings. Dorms have heat, AC, bathrooms and showers.

ENROLLMENT

Tuition is $275. Click “Add to Cart” below to pay and register.

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

Wilderness First Aid
275.00

AUGUST 24 & 25, 2019
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, WI
Housing available ($25/night - remember to add this to your cart if desired) and access to commercial kitchen for food prep and storage.

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Bunkhouse Accommodations for WFA
50.00

Optional two nights of bunkhouse accommodations for two-day Wilderness First Aid course at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, WI. Begins the night before the course starts and ends the morning of the last day of the course. For example, if the course is 8/25 & 8/26, housing would be 8/24 & 8/25.

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