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American Red Cross: Wilderness and Remote First Aid

All-day, Jan. 18 - Jan. 19
ASU Lake House and Facility

UREC is offering a new American Red Cross certification.

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) 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.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Meeting location and a list of what to bring will be provided upon course registration.

This course is based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines and meets OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

Course schedule:

  • Saturday, January 18, 2014
    • 7 a.m.: CPR & AED (only if not previously certified in CPR & AED)
    • 10 a.m.: WRFA course begins
    • 12 p.m.: Lunch
    • 1 p.m. Class resumes
    • 6 p.m. Class dismisses
  • Sunday, January 19, 2014
    • 7 a.m. Class resumes
    • 12 p.m. Lunch break
    • 1 p.m. Class resumes
    • 4 p.m. Class dismisses

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification, or be able to obtain one through the morning session.

Course length: 16 hours; 2 year certification

CPR & AED $20  $35 $45
WRFA $45 $65 $85
BOTH $65 $100 $130

 *Note: Course participants must either bring proof of current CPR certification, or be registered for the CPR course offered the morning of the WRFA course start date.

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