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Description: The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is an 80 hour course taught by NOLS. The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course. Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Should I take the WFR or WFA? The WFA is a two day course that primarily focuses on the basic of how to respond to an emergency situation in a remote area. This is perfect for people who are on remote day hikes or shorter trips with friends. This class really focuses on the Patient Assessment System and how to start making decisions on patient care. The WFR is an industry standard for outdoor professionals with outdoor schools and guide companies. If you are leading a group in remote areas, this can provide you with more in depth knowledge and practice dealing with a variety of First aid situtations. https://www.nols.edu/en/about/wilderness-medicine/

Location: Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union in Madison-800 Langdon Street. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided, but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food. https://info.wisc.edu/plan-your-visit/ 

PLEASE READ - COURSE INFORMATION: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zEfPz7NO8OuHhJB8uj9Xg7OkgDRAWpwg?usp=sharing


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1/11/2019
-1/20/2019
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)Joe Webb


The course is led by a SOLO instructor and is the recognized industry standard for backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. Study includes response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies and survival skills, soft tissue injuries and medical emergencies. For more information on this course, visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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1/13/2019
-1/20/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti


The 2019 AORE Campus Challenge Registration is open from January 22 – April 5, 2019 for Schools to Register! Choose a faculty member to help spread the word on your campus! For more information about the Campus Challenge and it's new home with AORE, go to http://aorecampuschallenge.org/registration

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1/22/2019
-4/5/2019
 


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 hosted by Vanderbilt University's Outdoor Recreation program and provided by Wilderness Medical Associates International.

Wilderness First Aid is 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. 


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2/2/2019
-2/3/2019
All DayErin Mitchell


International Certification Outdoor Leader Semester is a course based in Costa Rica and Panama. This Outward Bound Costa Rica course combines seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica's experiential educational model. Participants can enroll to the whole semester course (65 days) and earn all seven certifications or, alternatively, enroll to just a portion of the course and earn one or more specific certifications.  

Ages: 17 and up

Certifications include:
Wilderness First Responder (A.S.H.I.)
CPR for Professional Rescuer (A.S.H.I.)
River Guide Level III (I.R.F.)
White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3)
SCUBA (or Advanced) Diver (N.A.U.I.)
Recreational Rappel Operator (Rescue 3)
Waterfront Life-Guarding (American Red Cross)

Academic Credits:
Participants to the full 65-course are eligible for 10 academic credits, an an Independent Study program or as a transfer from our partner Western Colorado University.
Download our Academic Credit Packet for more information.

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2/8/2019
-4/14/2019
All day and night as much of course is field basedJim Rowe Phd. or Ryan Gibson




In the NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan based on the following areas of risk management: 
  1. Risk management oversight: 1) Who in your organization is responsible for various components of risk management, and do they know it? 2) How are you making sure that you get external input into your risk management practices?
  2. Core curriculum: How to be sure that your activities are in line with your mission statement, and therefore the risk involved is "justified."
  3. Administrative Process:
    • Marketing
    • Participant materials
    • Participant agreements
    • Health Review
    • Subcontractors
    • Employee Policies
  4. Staff Training and Program Management: How risk is managed ON your programs
  5. Emergency Planning
You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

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3/5/2019
-3/6/2019
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


The course is led by a SOLO instructor and is the recognized industry standard for backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. Study includes response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies and survival skills, soft tissue injuries and medical emergencies. For more information on this course, visit www.soloschools.com

Hosted at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center and summer camp on Lake George on the southern end of the Adirondack Park, we offer an enjoyable, rustic experience. Cabins and yurts are equipped with electricity, bunks, mattresses, and heat during winter months. Hearty and nutritious meals are served three times a day in our communal dining hall.

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3/9/2019
-3/16/2019
9:00amTaylor Esperti


Needing something to do for Spring Break? Join our experienced Texas A&M Outdoor Adventures staff as we travel to the Gila National Forest in New Mexico and explore the forest's sights with everything we need on our backs, all while learning the basics of backpacking and living out of doors. Transportation, food, and equipment are provided.

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3/10/2019
-3/16/2019
All daySarah Schneider


Trying to #GetOutside this Spring Break? The Buffalo River is one of the most scenic and iconic places in Arkansas. Join us on a once in a lifetime journey down the river while we stop and camp along the way. Transportation, food, and equipment are provided.

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3/11/2019
-3/16/2019
All daySarah Schneider


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