Wilderness First Aid 2021


Wilderness First Aid 2021
Date
Registration Begins
9/21/2020
Last Day To Register
3/31/2021
Location
506 Thundering Springs Road
Molena, GA 30258, US
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Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

April 24-25, 2021

  

 ‚Äč8th Annual WFA Certification Course for Adult Leaders

9:00 a.m. Saturday - Sunday afternoon

Camp Thunder at Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base

WFA certification is required for all adult leaders attending BSA high adventure camps

Cost:  $85 (or $105 with optional CPR certification)

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The Flint River Council’s annual adult Wilderness First Aid (“WFA”) Certification Course has become one of the premier and most talked about WFA courses in Georgia!  April 2021’s WFA course will offer training in wilderness first aid skills through classroom and hands-on training in a wilderness setting. 

Certified Wilderness First Aid instructors Dr. Susan Northrup, M.D., and David McLaughlin, WFR, will lead a team of instructors through 18 hours of informative and intense training at Camp Thunder. 

Course curriculum includes patient assessment; symptoms, treatments, and evacuation guidelines for chest injuries, shock, head and spine injuries, bone and joint injuries, wounds and infections, and other medical emergencies; first aid kits; and “hands on” skill scenarios. 

Course attendees will spend approximately half the course in classroom instruction and half the course practicing skills in a wilderness setting. 

Course attendees will leave with two-year WFA certification and the competence to recognize and treat injuries and medical emergencies in the wilderness.

 Course attendees will sleep in platform tents on Saturday night at Camp Thunder.  Two Saturday meals, two Sunday meals, and snacks throughout the weekend will be provided. 

The course tuition will cover lodging and meals; course training book (Emergency Care & Safety Institute’s packable Wilderness First Aid Field Guide); and training materials. 

 In order to be WFA certified, current CPR certification is required.  An optional CPR certification training will take place Sunday following the completion of WFA.  Participants not taking the optional CPR certification must provide proof of current CPR certification at the beginning of the WFA in order to become WFA certified. 

The course will be limited to 30 adult leaders, so please sign up immediately. 

Please contact David McLaughlin at mclaughlin247@gmail.com if you have any questions about the course.

The course will be taught in adherence to COVID-19 teaching and safety guidelines for a hands-on first aid course.

 

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Cost
$85.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made by April 1, 2021 will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made between April 1, 2021 and April 17, 2021 will be eligible for a 50% refund. All cancellations made after April 17, 2021 are not eligible for a refund.