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Wilderness Medicine First Responder Course (Aug 02 - 11, 2019)

Aug 02 - 11, 2019   |   Greeley, Colorado  United States of America
Specialties : Emergency Medicine
Conference Brochure

Wilderness Medicine First Responder Course is organized by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and will be held from Aug 02 - 11, 2019 at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, United States of America.

Continuing Education Units:
• 70 hours of EMT CEUs available at no additional cost
• Up to 55 hours towards the Wilderness Medical Society’s Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine at no additional cost
• Category 1 CMEs for physicians not available
• 4 semester credits available from Central Wyoming College
• 3 semester credits available from University of Utah for an additional fee of $300
• 3 semester credits available from Western State Colorado University for an additional fee of $240

Course Description:
The Wilderness First Responder course is essential if you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine’s nationally recognized curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, selective spine immobilization, reducing dislocations, litter packaging, and epinephrine administration. Dynamic educators who have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments will teach you skills and protocols to step forward in an emergency, and you will finish the intensive 80-hour course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days

Topics Covered:
• Patient Assessment System
• Documentation
• Medical Legal
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Long-term Patient Care
• Chest Injuries
• Shock
• Head Injuries
• Wilderness Wound Management
• Athletic Injuries
• Fracture Management and Traction Splinting
• Dislocations
• Cold Injuries
• Heat Illness
• Altitude Illness
• Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies
• Abdominal Emergencies
• Mental Health Emergencies
• Bites, Stings and Poisoning
• Allergies and Anaphylaxis
• Diabetes
• Search and Rescue
• Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication
• Communicable Disease
• Lightning
• Submersion
• Urinary and Reproductive System Issues
• Medical Decision Making
• Common Wilderness Medical Problems
• Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits

Minimum age: 16

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Registration Desk

Contact No. : (307) 332-5300
(800) 710-NOLS
(970) 351-2643

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Venue Address

University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Greeley, Colorado, United States of America

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