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Event Name:Wilderness First Aid (WFA) @ Silver City, NM
Event Type(s):Wilderness Medicine

Who Is Wilderness First Aid (WFA) For?

Weekend base-campers, day-hikers (where there is cell phone coverage), and those looking for basic wilderness first aid instruction. Great introductory course for those considering more advanced training. This class can be used to partially fulfill a wilderness first responder recertification.

Event Date:11/15/2019 - 11/17/2019
Event Time:All day
Location:Western New Mexico University Campus
Silver City, NM 88061

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Contact Person:Dr. Kathy Whiteman
(phone: (575)-538-6253)

Course Description

Day 1: 8 am-5:30/6:00 pm (8-9 hrs)
• Opening & Course Paperwork
• General Concepts in Patient Care
• Body Defenses
• Introduction to Trauma
• Critical System Problems
• Stable & Unstable Extremity Injuries
• Basic Life Support Lab & Simulations
• Demo and assign cut T-shirt rolls
• Case Study Homework

Day 2: 8 am-5:30/6:00 pm (8-9 hrs)
• 3rd Triangle Skills Lab & SOAP Evaluation Process
• Traumatic Simulation
• Basic Extremities Splinting Lab
• Wound Cleaning Lab
• Focused Spine Assessment
• Traumatic Simulations, CPR/AED
• Case Study Homework

Day 3: 8 am-5 pm (8 hrs)
• Case Study Homework Review
• Dehydration
• Sun Exposure
• Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, & Hyponatremia
• Hypothermia
• Drowning
• Allergies & Toxins
• Anaphylaxis
• Injection Lab & Allergies & Toxins Worksheet
• Assessing Medical Problems
• Medical Simulations and/or Case Studies
• Course Debrief & Closing

The practical session for this course is sponsored through the Western New Mexico University Outdoor Program. The class is held on the WNMU campus in Silver City, New Mexico on November 15-17, location TBA.

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