March 21-22, 2020 Wilderness First Aid, Camp Westmoreland

This course has 14 slots remaining as of today.

Course Scope:  Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care of a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  We will focus on how to assess, treat, and when possible, prevent medical emergencies.  This course will emphasize basic life support, making good patient evacuation decisions, and injury/illness stabilization beyond basic first aid.

You will receive a WFA/CPR certification good for two years.

Cost: $100.

Location: Camp Westmoreland, 596 Westmoreland Rd, Florence, AL 35634

Course Size Limit: 30

Minimum age: 16

Lodging and Food: Students are on their own for lodging and food.  If you live within easy driving distance of Florence feel free to just drive to class each day.  We will start on time whether you are there or not. 

Students can camp at Westmorland Friday and Saturday nights.  Course staff will be at Westmorland by 5pm on Friday.  Coffee and water are provided, but no food.  You will have time to go get breakfast/dinner in town or you can plan on cooking in camp.  Please pack a lunch for both days.

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Schedule

Saturday, 21 MAR 20

  • 7am: Check-in
  • 8am: Class starts
    • Trauma care and CPR
    • Scenario 1
  • 12pm: Lunch.
  • 1pm: Class starts
    • Continue trauma care
    • Scenario 2
  • 5pm: Class ends
  • 7pm: Backup time for CPR testing

Sunday, 22 MAR 20

  • 8am: Class starts
    • Scenario 3
    • Non-trauma care and wound management
  • 12pm: Lunch.
  • 1pm: Class starts
    • Environmental injuries
    • Scenario 4
  • 4pm: Written test
  • 5pm: Graduation

Be Prepared: This course is primarily taught outside, rain or shine.  Please be prepared for the weather and to take notes outdoors.  We will be in a classroom for a portion of the class.

Clothing:  Wear clothing you can get dirty and would be ok to get “blood” or grease paint splattered on.  The scenarios are taught using theatrical makeup to enhance realism.

Gear: Students should bring a daypack with food, water, rain gear, and other items you feel are needed to be out in the woods for several hours at a time.  All first aid equipment needed for the scenarios is provided.

Scenarios: Please treat the scenarios seriously and act like you would during a real emergency.  The scenarios are run in real time and take about 2 hours each.  The scenarios are designed to be a bit stressful and feature extensive use of wound makeup.  Scenarios work much better with volunteer “victims.” The best victims are kids between 11-17 who don’t mind playing along, getting blood all over them, and generally acting like drama queens.  If you can bring along a victim or two for one day or both it is greatly appreciated.