Wilderness First Responder – January 7-16, 2023

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Date(s) – 01/07/2023 – 01/16/2023
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Sonoma State University


Wilderness First Responder class is January 7, 2023 to January 16, 2023. Class will be held at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Do Not register for the class on the Safety Training Pros website. Please register at https://recportal.sonoma.edu/. Register for only $650.00. To enroll go to https://recportal.sonoma.edu/ In the upper right corner, click sign in. In the pop up window, at the bottom, you can select Create An Account. A couple simple question and you are all set. Then go back to https://recportal.sonoma.edu/, under campus recreation, click view programs. Select all classifications, click on Fall 2022. Scroll down All Categories. Click on Wilderness First Responder Course. Then you can enroll. If you need assistance, please call 916-538-6447.

Wilderness First Responder is an intensive 80 hour course specifically designed for outdoor educators, adventure guides, Search and Rescue professionals, as well as others who are in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting, or individuals who want a higher level of emergency medical training due to extended backcountry trips or expeditions.

This course is 10 consecutive days. This format offers a comprehensive look at not only properly identifying and managing life-threatening injuries and illnesses that could appear in a wilderness setting (more than 60 minutes away from definitive care), but also incorporates a lot of hands-on skill practice, case studies, practical scenarios, evacuation planning and procedures, and other aspects of long term patient care involving wilderness context and situational awareness.

This longer class covers more than the core topics in the Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness Advanced First Aid classes. But the key difference after this class is your confidence. You will have practiced and practiced and practiced. This class usually has 2 full days of outdoor scenarios in addition to mini scenarios and skills practices every session. Successful completion of class includes a 3 year Foster Calm Wilderness First Responder certificate and a 2 year HSI Basic Life Support certificate, and EPI certification.

The Wilderness First Responder course includes many advanced topics. A sample list of topics covered in this course include:

✓ Airway Emergencies

✓ Allergies & Anaphylaxis

✓ Altitude Illnesses

✓ Anatomy & Physiology

✓ Bites & Stings

✓ Burns & Blisters

✓ Chest Injuries

✓ Cold Related Injuries

✓ Common OTC Medications

✓ CPR in Remote Settings

✓ Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

✓ Evacuation Considerations

✓ Hands-On Practical Simulations

✓ Heat-Related Illnesses

✓ Introduction to Wilderness Medicine

✓ Life-Threatening Conditions

✓ Lightning Safety

✓ Snakebites

✓ Orthopedic Injuries & Dislocations

✓ Patient Assessment System

✓ Patient Care Documentation

✓ Patient Packaging, Lifting, & Moving

✓ Risk Management

✓ Scene Leadership & Communication

✓ Shock & ASR

✓ Soft Tissue Injuries

✓ Submersion Emergencies & Drowning

✓ Sudden Illnesses

✓ Suspected Spinal Injuries & Evacuation

✓ Tick, Spider & Scorpion Safety

✓ Traumatic Brain Injuries

✓ Vital Signs

✓ Wilderness Field Protocols

✓ Wilderness Medical Kits

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