If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two or three-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.
Topics will include patient and scene assessment, identifying and diagnosing common backcountry injuries and illnesses, splinting fractured bones, recognizes signs of hypothermia, dehydration and other common issues in the backcountry. If you are leaving paved roads and cell service behind, this is the course to help you stay safe!
This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies.
- Prerequisites: None. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a WFR or WEMT certification from WMI or OPEPA (must be current or within grace year), SOLO or WMA (must be current) to recertify through this course. Upon successful course completion you will earn a WMI of NOLS WFR or WEMT certification
- Recommended for: hunters, fishermen, avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, scouting groups/leaders, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.
This course will be provided by Landmark Learning; the contract provider for NOLS WMI courses in the Midsouth region.
Crowley's Ridge Youth Camp, in Paragould, is hosting the course. The camp provides a wide range of activities for groups and individuals on a year round basis. You can find out more by going to www.crowleysridgeyouthcamp.com.