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Event Name:Wilderness First Responder Hybrid Course @ Caldwell, ID
Event Type(s):Wilderness Medicine
Risk Management
Description:The College of Idaho is hosting the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) for a Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness EMT hybrid course this spring! Practical dates are March 17-21, 2018. Online portion must be completed before then. WMTC’s hybrid distance learning project (DLP) Wilderness First Responder course requires completion of our home study program and four online exams prior to attending a five day practical session. Our DLP Wilderness First Responder is designed for students who are able to study the didactic material on their own using: our field manual, “the Wilderness Medicine Handbook” and the course web site. Access to a computer and the internet are mandatory; broadband/high speed access is required. If you like self-study, are disciplined, computer literate, and have limited time to attend a practical session, then a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder is your best choice.
Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for wilderness medical training and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Course topics include, but are not limited to: trauma: wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques; environmental: allergies, hypo & hyperthermia; medical: gastrointestinal, infections, cardiac and respiratory conditions, patient monitoring and long-term management and care. Current EMTs can also register for our WEMT module to upgrade their urban EMT to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT); while the practical session is the same for both WFRs and WEMTs, the WEMT website and tests contain more detailed anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and WEMTs are held to a higher level of mastery during the practical session.
Cost: $650. Online course materials sent after registration. Please contact Genny Gerke at or 208-459-5216 to register or for more information.
Event Date:3/17/2018 - 3/21/2018
Event Time:8am - 6pm
Location:The College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd., Box 105
Caldwell, ID 83605

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Contact Person:Genny Gerke
(phone: 2084595216)
Details:Cost: $650.

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