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Wilderness First Aid

  • 03/05/2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 03/06/2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Outdoor Adventure Center, The Ohio State University
  • 9


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Wilderness First Aid 2016
March 5 & 6, 2016
8:00-5:30 Saturday and 8-5 Sunday.

When you are participating in outdoor activities that take you more than 1 hour away from medical care, wilderness first aid provides a significant difference in survival and effects of injuries.

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) of New Hampshire, the first wilderness medicine school founded in the United States, will provide instruction. The school has been featured in Backpacker Magazine and on the PBS television series Trailside. Originally called Backcountry Medicine, SOLO’s WFA course was first offered in 1975. Since that time, thousands of trip leaders and outdoor enthusiasts have been certified at this level. 

Many organizations use this course to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to their staff or members. WFA is recognized by the American Camping Association, US Coast, Guard, and various guides licensing boards as meeting their first aid requirement.

This course does not include CPR. We are offering a CPR class in January  .

Wilderness First Aid provides an intensive 16 hours of training covering injury assessment, rescuer safety, bleeding, shock, orthopedic injuries, long term patient care, and treatment with materials at hand during practice sessions. 

Requirements for the class are that you be physically able to complete the class, 16 years or older and be registered.

Parts of the class are taught outdoors, so be prepared to be outside no matter what the weather. Go to the SOLO website for the complete course description, www.soloschools.com/wfa.html

Location: OSU Outdoor Adventure Center
110A ARC, 855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

The Outdoor Adventure Center Conference Room inside Adventure Recreation Center (ARC Bld #211). A note about parking at the ARC: you have to pay.

Therefore, we will be running a van shuttle
8am Saturday, 1315 W Lane Ave (the Piada, Starbucks, Buckeye Corner, etc plaza). We’ll return them there at the lunch hour and at the end of class

Course Fees: 
$100.00 for COP Leaders (limited # of slots at this   price,    contact COP office for the registration code)
180.00 for COP Members
$200.00 for Non-members. 

Fees cover your tuition, the transportation, room and board of our instructors and COP overhead costs.

Registration contact: Ann Gerckens office@outdoor-pursuits.org 614/442-7901.

Housing:  Contact Ann before February 26 to arrange floor space.

Last date to cancel is February 26th, 2016. Only if a replacement from the waiting list can take your place will a refund be issued after February 26, 2016. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Confirmation letters will be sent via e-mail. Regular mail will be sent for those without e-mail. 

R U a COP Leader?
A limited number of subsidies are available. Contact the office for the code.

Recertifying your Wilderness First Responder? Be sure to check that box when you register so the instructor comes prepared.  You will also be required to send both a current CPR card and your not-yet-expired WFR card plus a $20 registry fee to SOLO after the class to obtain your new WFR card.  

Download form for mail-in registration.

Online registration for this class will cut off at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 3rd.

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