Wilderness First Aid

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
  • Price: $150

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

  • CPR Certified: All participants must be CPR certified.
  • Age: Open to participants 14 years and older.

For Questions, Please Contact Kelly Schrammeck:

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Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
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For questions, please contact Kelly Schrammeck, Education at kschrammeck@mdmh.org or call 406-375-4654.

Price: $150.00

Room: Canyon View Conference Room

Registration Type: Online Registration

Registration Info: This two day class will be held on Tuesday October 20 and Tuesday October 27, 2020

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