Learn the Necessary Skills to Provide Effective Backcountry Wilderness First Aid
Join us before your next backcountry adventure! The Marcus Daly Memorial
Hospital Wilderness First Aid Course will teach you the basics of wound
management, splinting, patient assessment, improvised care and management
of hot and cold emergencies, and more.
Length: 20 hours (2 days)
Dates: October 20 and 27, 2020
Certifications and Duration: Wilderness First Aid, 2 years
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Wilderness First Aid Class is a 20-hour
(2-day) course is designed for individuals who are responsible for friends
and family while in the backcountry as well as professional guides.
The course utilizes scenario as its foundation, emphasizing hands on practice
of skills and assessments of patients. The class covers basic emergency
medicine topics such as airway management, breathing emergencies, circulatory
problems, and environmental concerns. We include common medical emergencies
such as diabetes, seizures, asthma, and anaphylaxis. We emphasis trauma
with in depth discussions and hands on training with splinting, bleeding
control, and wound management. We also discuss legalities within wilderness
medicine and SOAP note documentation.
Along with basic medical and trauma concerns we will go over how these
emergencies can be addressed in a wilderness environment. This includes
topics such as evacuation, litter construction, backcountry communications,
decision-making, and more.
Wilderness First Aid certification is valid for 2 years. After your certification
expires you simply need to retake the class to renew.
CPR Certified: All participants must be CPR certified.
Age: Open to participants 14 years and older.
For Questions, Please Contact Kelly Schrammeck: