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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Wilderness Advanced First Aid

DATES

Spring Break, 3/29 - 4/1/2018
$495/Person ($100 deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($80 for 4 nights)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**

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

 

EXPERIENCE

Day 1 - Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

Day 2 - Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints - Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 - Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 - Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; 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, beginning the night before the course begins.

ENROLLMENT

Tuition is $395. A $100 deposit reserves your place in the course. Full payment is due 30 days before course begins. 

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.

 
 
 
 
WFR Open Recertification

DATES

Memorial Day Weekend, 5/26 - 5/28/2018
Columbus Day Weekend, 10/6 - 10/8/2018
$395/Person ($100 deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($60 for 3 nights)

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, 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, beginning the night before the course begins.


ENROLLMENT

Tuition is $395. A $100 deposit reserves your place in the course. Full payment is due 30 days before course begins. 

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.

 
 
 
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Dates & Pricing

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

Spring Break, 3/24 - 3/28, 2018
$775/Person
($150 Deposit to enroll)
Lodging Optional ($100 for 5 nights)

Memorial Day Weekend, 5/25 - 5/28, 2018
$925/Person
($150 Deposit to enroll)
Lodging and All Meals Included

Course Overview

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 and instruction are included with tuition. Courses at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center (1/11 & 3/24) have an optional housing supplement and use of on-site kitchen. Courses at Hoofbeat Ridge (5/24) include bunk-style accommodations and all meals.


Location

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 (1/11 & 3/24 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, 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.

 

HOOFBEAT RIDGE DETAILS (5/25/2018 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

Standard tuition is $775 for 1/11 and 3/24 courses and $925 for 5/24 course. $150 deposit required to register. Full payment is due one month before course start date. 

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.