The New York Backpacker's Club will host a two day Wilderness First Aid Course. Open to all!
Saturday and Sunday May 7th and 8th 10:30am- 5pm.
Special once per year members price $100.00
The course is $100 per student Bring your own lunch.
Text book and Materials included
Please bring a note book and pen.
If the course is successfully completed students will have a nationally recognized certification.
This course is accepted by the New York State Department of Health for employment in the outdoor field.
This is an interactive course, with simulations and practice.
The course will be conducted rain or shine.
We will pick folks up at the Harriman Train Station @10:20am
Space is limited. We can add a trainer if folks register early enough. You must prepay for this course. please use paypal if you can.
We are just down the road from the Appalachian Trail.
Call if you have questions:
Wilderness First Aid is a two day Basic Life Support skills course. It’s targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures.
Taught by, Joseph Ventimiglia MA. Who’s significant patient care and backcountry experience lend to the success of the training. Course materials include the Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations
Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard Red Cross courses and other programs that are oriented toward the urban environment. This course teaches what to do with a medical emergency when help is miles away and calling 911 isn’t an option. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment.
Completion and Grades
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance and a grade of 80% or better on final written exam. Education Through Adventure is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.
All students who successfully complete the Wilderness First Aid course will receive a WFA certification card. These certifications are valid for three years.
Coast Guard Approval
This course meets or exceeds the standards of the American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Emergency Care or Multimedia Standard First Aid courses and will satisfy the Coast Guard first aid training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(h)(1)(iii) AND meets or exceeds the standards of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR courses and will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(h)(2)(iv).
Students must be at least sixteen years old to participate in this course. Those under eighteen years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.
Day 1: 8 hours - Registration, Introduction; Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Electives
Day 2: 8 hours - Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine
What to bring:
Bring appropriate clothing for the location and time of year. Remember that, rain or shine, much of our time is spent outside. You will also needs pens, a notebook, and a watch with a second hand.
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Please move my signup to this date,as I am able to make it. The March 26-27 was a no go for me...
Okay, it is done.
Cool. It's not showing up as an "I'm going" status though, just so you know. don't know if that effects your event count, etc., so wanted to give you a heads up.
Is there a particular standard or curriculum being followed?
Thanks for the heads up Kitteryann.
Hi Jon, yes there is. We use the Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations
by Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
I have used most curriculum out there most are fine but this one is very fine. I have been teaching this stuff for over 20 years.
Joe, I cross-posted this event with the NHP2 meetup. http://www.northeasthighpeaks.com/events/17329468/
The course sounds interesting and I'd like to take it, but have reservations about the language and terminology used since I am not a native English speaker. Joe, any thoughts on the difficulty level? Thanks!!
Just posted this on the Sierra Club NYC Group FaceBook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sierra-Club-NYC-Group/11688.... If you like it, you can follow up on FaceBook.
I've printed Google Maps directions to 1061 Orange Tpke, Monroe, NY. Are they pretty accurate, or is there other information I'll need to get to the right place on Saturday?
Yes that will get you to the area. we do not have a number so that is the house next door. We are the long driveway. We have a green dumpster at the entrance across from arrow park.
Great. That should be enough to get me there. If you have GPS Coordinates that makes it easy too. See you on Saturday.
Hey! I just joined New York Backpackers Club and would like to take this course. How can I sign up? Thanks!
whoops. hehe. Guess I'll wait to see if it will be offered 2012 ;)
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.