Wilderness First Responder Course

Winona State University’s Outreach and Continuing Education Department will hold a Wilderness First Responder Course May 12-21.

This course is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include wound and infection management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies.

Course participants will spend time completing practical skills and examining case studies and scenarios to challenge decision-making abilities. Adult and child CPR is included in this course.

After successful completion of this course, participants will be certified as Wilderness First Responders by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

For those already holding a Wilderness First Responder certification, WSU will also offer a recertification course May 8-10.

Space is limited for both courses.  Registration deadline is April 6 for the full certification course and April 1 for the recertification course.

To register for either course, visit: www.winona.edu/oced/wfr.asp

For more information, contact WSU’s Outreach and Continuing Education Department at 507-457-5080 or visit: www.winona.edu/oced.

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