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Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness First Aid/WFR Recert Classes

Wilderness First Responder Course Wilderness First Responder Course

Wilderness First Aid Course including CPR
Sponsored by Solxplore and the
CMU Outdoor Program

November 7-9, 2014

Information Sheet

LOCATION: Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
COST: Current CMU Students-      $200
           Faculty, Staff, and Alumni-  $225

           Public-                                 $250

Contact

Please Call the Outdoor Program Office at 970-248-1428

Course Description

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Taught by seasoned instructors in a two or two and a half day format, most WFA courses are held on a weekend. 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: Successful course completion earns you a Solxplore Wilderness First Aid. If applicable, you will also earn a Solxplore Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years.


Registration

TUITION: A $100 minimum, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot in the course. The balance is due by the first day of the course. The tuition fee covers: textbooks, syllabus, equipment, and all exam fees. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: There is no registration form. Make sure you include the following when you register: Name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (if you use email). You may pay by check or credit card. Please call the Outdoor Program Office to pay by credit card. Please send checks, payable to "Colorado Mesa University " to the address below.

CMU Outdoor Program
c/o Chad Thatcher
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Class Format

Solxplore Course: Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. on November 7th (Saturday) in the Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program office located across from Admissions and next to Housing Office. Number 24 on Campus Map. Course days run from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Classroom lectures will be integrated with practical scenarios, skills practice sessions, case studies, role-playing, and simulated rescues. Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize realism.

Course Outline

The 16 to 20-hour Wilderness First Aid course includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as reduction of dislocations, focused spine assessment and epinephrine administration.

Topics include:

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Documentation
  • CPR (on some courses)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Long-term Patient Care
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Lightning
  • Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits

 

Equipment

Please bring a large daypack, water bottle, raingear, boots, a watch with a second hand, pen/pencil. A pair of comfy shoes or sandals and a crazy creek-type chair are nice too. No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed on the site.

Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement

Please read the enclosed documents (Solxplore & CMUOP) carefully as it affects your legal rights. Please bring the signed documents to the first day of the course. If you are a minor the documents must be signed by both parents or guardians. Failure to provide signed documents will result in you not being able to participate in the course. Solxplore participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during free time are not part of the Solxplore program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

CMU Waiver

Directions
From Interstate 70, take Exit 31, Horizon Drive. Go southwest (left, if coming from the east, and right if you're coming from the west). Follow Horizon Drive past a cluster of hotels. When you get to the roundabout, get onto 12th Street. It's actually a left turn if the roundabout were not there. Turn right on Texas Avenue and there will be parking available on the North side of the Outdoor Program. There is a large parking structure next to the Soccer Staduim as well. During this time, parking is not an issue.

From Highway 50, continue straight into town through several lights. Turn right at North Ave. Left on 12th Street. Pass the light, and take a left on Texas Ave.  There will be parking available on the North side of the Outdoor Program.

Lodging

There are many reasonable accommodations in Grand Junction. We recommend contacting the Grand Junction Visitor Bureau at 800.962.2547 or www.grand-junction.net
If you are on a tight budget, camping is available in the area. The main campground in the Colorado National Monument is $10/night and is about 20 minutes from campus. There is also BLM land that is close to town.

Location & Recreation

Grand Junction is the gateway to western Colorado's incredible landscape. The Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa National Forest, as well as endless BLM land surround the Grand Valley. Opportunities for biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking are all within minutes from town. Wineries in nearby Palisade are open daily for tasting.

We hope this information is helpful. Please contact us with any questions you may have!!
Thanks for joining us and Happy Trails!

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Class
Sponsored by WMI of NOLS and the
CMU Outdoor Program

November 14-16, 2014

Information Sheet

LOCATION: Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

COST: Current CMU Students-      $250
           Faculty, Staff, and Alumni-  $275

           Public-                                 $300

Contact

Please Call the Outdoor Program Office at 970-248-1428

Course Description

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field.

Taught by seasoned instructors in a two and a half day format, most WFA courses are held on a weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

WMI web site

Prerequisites: You must possess a current WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. 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 recertification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. WEMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.


Registration

TUITION: A $100 minimum, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot in the course. The balance is due by the first day of the course. The tuition fee covers: textbooks, syllabus, equipment, and all exam fees. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: There is no registration form. Make sure you include the following when you register: Name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (if you use email). You may pay by check or credit card. Please call the Outdoor Program Office to pay by credit card. Please send checks, payable to "Colorado Mesa University " to the address below.

CMU Outdoor Program
c/o Chad Thatcher
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Class Format

WFR-recertification Course: Check-in is at 7am on November 16 (Friday) in the Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program office located across from Admissions and next to Housing Office. Number 24 on Campus Map. Course days run from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Classroom lectures will be integrated with practical scenarios, skills practice sessions, case studies, role-playing, and simulated rescues. Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize realism.

Course Outline-

The 24-hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification course refreshes and updates topics covered in the WFR course.

Topics include:

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Documentation
  • Medical Legal
  • CPR
  • 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

Equipment

Please bring a large daypack, water bottle, raingear, boots, a watch with a second hand, pen/pencil. A pair of comfy shoes or sandals and a crazy creek-type chair are nice too. No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed on the site.

Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement

Please read the enclosed documents (WMI & MSCOP) carefully as it affects your legal rights. Please bring the signed documents to the first day of the course. If you are a minor the documents must be signed by both parents or guardians. Failure to provide signed documents will result in you not being able to participate in the course. WMI participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during free time are not part of the WMI program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

WMI Waiver

CMU Waiver

Directions
From Interstate 70, take Exit 31, Horizon Drive. Go southwest (left, if coming from the east, and right if you're coming from the west). Follow Horizon Drive past a cluster of hotels. When you get to the roundabout, get onto 12th Street. It's actually a left turn if the roundabout were not there. About a mile down 12th St. CMU will be on your right. The Outdoor Program is located next to Housing and Admissions.

From Highway 50, continue straight into town through several lights. Turn right at North Ave. Left on 12th Street. Pass the light, and The Outdoor Program will be on your right next to Housing and Admissions.

There is a large parking structure next to the Soccer Staduim across from Albertsons. Parking is free on the weekend in the parking structure but it will cost on Friday.

Lodging

There are many reasonable accommodations in Grand Junction. We recommend contacting the Grand Junction Visitor Bureau at 800.962.2547 or www.grand-junction.net
If you are on a tight budget, camping is available in the area. The main campground in the Colorado National Monument is $10/night and is about 20 minutes from campus. There is also BLM land that is close to town.

Location & Recreation

Grand Junction is the gateway to western Colorado's incredible landscape. The Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa National Forest, as well as endless BLM land surround the Grand Valley. Opportunities for biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking are all within minutes from town. Wineries in nearby Palisade are open daily for tasting.

We hope this information is helpful. Please contact us with any questions you may have!!
Thanks for joining us and Happy Trails!

Wilderness First Responder Course
Sponsored by WMI of NOLS and the
CMU Outdoor Program

May 20- May 29, 2014

Information Sheet

LOCATION: Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

COST: Current CMU Students-      $600
           Faculty, Staff, and Alumni-  $635

           Public-                                 $675

Contact

Please Call the Outdoor Program Office at 970-248-1428

Course Description

The 80-hour Wilderness First Responder course is the industry standard. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. 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. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. 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.

WMI web site

Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification: Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Responder Certificate. You will also earn a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years.


Registration

TUITION: A $100 minimum, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot in the course. The balance is due by the first day of the course. The tuition fee covers: textbooks, syllabus, equipment, and all exam fees. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: There is no registration form. Make sure you include the following when you register: Name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (if you use email). You may pay by check or credit card. Please call the Outdoor Program Office to pay by credit card. Please send checks, payable to "Colorado Mesa University " to the address below.

CMU Outdoor Program
c/o Chad Thatcher
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Class Format

WFR Course: Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday May 22 in the Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program office located across from Admissions and next to Housing Office. Number 24 on Campus Map. Course days run from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Classroom lectures will be integrated with practical scenarios, skills practice sessions, case studies, role-playing, and simulated rescues. Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize realism.

Course Outline

Equipment

Please bring a large daypack, water bottle, raingear, boots, a watch with a second hand, pen/pencil. A pair of comfy shoes or sandals and a crazy creek-type chair are nice too. No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed on the site.

Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement

Please read the enclosed documents (WMI & MSCOP) carefully as it affects your legal rights. Please bring the signed documents to the first day of the course. If you are a minor the documents must be signed by both parents or guardians. Failure to provide signed documents will result in you not being able to participate in the course. WMI participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during free time are not part of the WMI program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

WMI Waiver

CMU Waiver

Directions
From Interstate 70, take Exit 31, Horizon Drive. Go southwest (left, if coming from the east, and right if you're coming from the west). Follow Horizon Drive past a cluster of hotels. When you get to the roundabout, get onto 12th Street. It's actually a left turn if the roundabout were not there. Turn right into the parking lot just across from Texas Avenue and just past the two story parking structure next to the soccer stadium. Parking is available on the North side of the Outdoor Program. During this time, parking is not an issue and is free.

From Highway 50, continue straight into town through several lights. Turn right at North Ave. Left on 12th Street. Pass the light, and take a left into the parking lot just across from Texas Ave.  There will be parking available on the North side of the Outdoor Program. During this time parking is free!!

Lodging

There are many reasonable accommodations in Grand Junction. We recommend contacting the Grand Junction Visitor Bureau at 800.962.2547 or www.grand-junction.net
If you are on a tight budget, camping is available in the area. The main campground in the Colorado National Monument is $10/night and is about 20 minutes from campus. There is also BLM land that is close to town.

Location & Recreation

Grand Junction is the gateway to western Colorado's incredible landscape. The Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa National Forest, as well as endless BLM land surround the Grand Valley. Opportunities for biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking are all within minutes from town. Wineries in nearby Palisade are open daily for tasting.

We hope this information is helpful. Please contact us with any questions you may have!!
Thanks for joining us and Happy Trails!