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Trip Summary
 

Course Location:   Cornish, NH

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

 

Price:  TBA - WFA Certification Course

        TBA - CPR Certification (Optional)

 

2014 Course Dates: TBA

 

 

 
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Trip Highlights
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification
  • Optional American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Certification
  • 2 Days (Approx. 16 hours) of classroom learning and hands on practice
  • Course materials are included
  • An exam will be given at the conclusion of the course prior to certification(s)
  • Minimum age for certification is 14 years old
  • Conducted in Plainfield NH in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley
  • Join one of our pre-scheduled classes or arrange a private class for your group

The staff at No Limits Adventures were wonderful to us during the course.  A true down home feeling to the weekend.  Very comfortable and a great learning environment.  Darrell is a person who truly wants to learn from others as well as bestow his knowledge and experience onto his clients.  A first rate operation.
                                                                                              - Bill W., Concord, NH

Course Overview:

This course is meant for people that enjoy the outdoors and provides an introduction to wilderness first aid training.  Everyone should have the knowledge and skills to enjoy the outdoors safely. 

Our training is different from more traditional emergency medical and first aid training in that the emphasis is on how the body works; what happens to it when it has been injured or is ill; and the basic principles behind treatment.  By truly understanding basic physiology, the principles of emergency response, long-term patient care, and equipment improvisation, you will be more prepared to deal with non-textbook problems.

Accidents will happen, the important thing is to know what to do when they occur.  The considerations for someone rendering care in remote areas varies in important ways when compared to rendering care in more established areas.  This is a 16 hour course taught by a SOLO Certified Instructor in Plainfield NH.  An exam will be given to test the knowledge and skills obtained prior to issuing the WFA and CPR (Optional) Certifications.

This course is also well suited for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors more safely or seeking employment related to outdoor activities, such as:

Wilderness Guides Outdoor Enthusiasts
Weekend Warriors Camp Counselors
Mountain Guides Ski Patrollers
Group Leaders Rock Climbing Guides
Park Rangers River Guides

Course Outline

I.  Response and Assessment

The Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Universal Precautions
Patient Assessment System
Rescue Plan
Patient Lifting & Moving Techniques

II.  Orthopedics:  Trauma – Musculoskeletal Injuries

Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Sprains and Strains
Principles of Fracture Care
Spinal Cord Injury Management

III.  Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills

The Human Animal
Cold Related Injuries
Heat Related Injuries
Backcountry Essentials

IV.  Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies

Trauma – Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries & Wound Management
Bandaging Skills
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Shock
Change in Level of Consciousness
Shortness of Breath
Chest Pain

Interested in taking your knowledge and skills to the next level, consider our Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification Course.