Wilderness Life Support and First Aid Course

April 30th - May 2nd, 2021, Washburn, WI

The Wilderness Life Support First Aid course is designed to provide an individual with an in-depth knowledge of wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness.

Aimed at first responders, professional guides, expedition leaders, outdoor professionals, backcountry enthusiasts, and lay people who want a deeper understanding of wilderness medicine.

To teach patient assessment and treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available

To train the provider in methods for managing medical and trauma emergencies and urgencies in the wilderness when evacuation is unavailable or unnecessary.

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Course Objectives

About the Location

The course will be held at the Whitecap Kayak Learning Center in Washburn, WI.  

 

Whitecap Kayak Learning Center

31375 Wannebo Rd

Washburn, WI 54891

 
 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Friday, April 30th

12:00 - 12:15: Course Introduction / Description of WLS

12:15 - 1:00: Vital Sign Assessment / Practice

1:00 - 3:00: Patient Assessment Demonstration / Lecture / Practice

  • Scene Survey

  • Primary Assessment

  • Secondary Assessment

3:00 - 4:00: Bleeding and Shock (Lecture)

4:00 - 4:30: Abdominal and Chest Injuries (Lecture)

4:30 - 5:00: Break/Food

5:00 - 6:00: Extremity Injuries / Fractures / Dislocations (Lecture)

6:00 - 8:00: Fracture and Dislocation Splinting / Immobilization (Practical Skills)

Saturday, May 1st

8:00 - 8:30: Head and Spinal Injuries (Lecture)

8:30 - 10:00: Spinal Immobilization and Patient Transport (Practical Skills)

10:00 - 11:00: Drowning / Lightning (Lecture)

11:00 - 12:30: Common Medical Problems (Chest pain, Respiratory, Nervous, N/V, abdominal pain, allergies / anaphylaxis / EpiPen™ practice) (Lecture)

12:30 - 1:00: Lunch

1:00 - 1:30: First Aid Kits (Lecture / Demo)

1:30 - 2:30: Wound Management (Lecture)

2:30 - 3:30: Wound Management (Practical Skills)

3:30 - 4:30: Heat / Cold / Frostbite (Lecture)

4:30 - 5:00: Bites and Stings (Lecture)

Sunday, May 2nd

1:30 - 2:0: WLS Written Certification Test

2:00 - 4:30: Practical scenario testing

 

COURSE REGISTRATION

Wilderness Life Support First Aid 

 

Basic Wilderness Life Support (WFR) Recertification Course

April 30th - May 2nd, 2021

Cost: $200 

 

Email: whitecapkayak@gmail.com

Phone: 715-513-6196

Whitecap Kayak

31375 Wannebo Rd

Washburn, WI 54891

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Whitecap Kayak offers customized guided Apostle Islands Kayaking trips on Lake Superior as well as ACA Sea Kayak Certification classes, Wilderness First Aid Courses and more.