2017 2.5 Day (20 hours) Wilderness First Aid - September 29-October 1
What should you bring with you to WFA (be sure you have your name on anything you bring with you)?
- Small Tarp (to lay on)
- 2-3 2’-4’ cam straps or a couple old belts (used to secure a splint)
- 4’ or longer stick/paddle (used as a splint)
- clothes that you don’t mind getting stained (we will be using stage blood and bruising)
It’s important that you have appropriate clothes for the weather. Think about having rain gear available. This is a rain or shine course.
Please bring your lunch with you for both full days and plan to stay at Dodge Park for lunch so we can start on time after lunch.
Please leave your dogs at home.
Lead Instruction: Travis Reid, Oregon Rescue LLC
OWA Members $70 per person - This amount is highly subsidized by OWA
Non-members $100 per person (comes with a free 1 year family membership! (good through December 2018))
Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided. We will have drinks and snacks
Location: Dodge Park – Sandy Oregon
Time: Friday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm and Sat/Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Attendance on Friday, September 29th is optional but encouraged)
Camping: There may be camping available at Dodge Park but OWA has not secured sites. Feel free to contact Portland Parks & Rec. to reserve yourself a spot here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/portlandparks/Facility_Search
Age Limit: Please be at least age 16 to participate (no exceptions)
Course Description: The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary. The WFA includes an introduction to a broad range of medical skills and topics, including:
• Scene Safety and Site Control
• Patient Assessment System
• Lifting & Moving Patients
• Musculoskeletal & Spinal Injury Management
• Wound Management & Infection
• Respiratory & Cardiac Emergencies
• Metabolic & Allergic Reactions
• Immersion & Submersion
• Cold / Heat Emergencies
• CPR & AED and More.