Full course description
NOLS Wilderness First Aid (16 hours)
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
Participants receive a NOLS WFA certification if meeting class criteria.
When: Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Duration: Two days
Price: $245 includes instruction form a NOLS instructor and the opportunity to earn the NOLs Wilderness First Aid Certificate if criteria met.
Where: Sterns Performance Space, NVU Johnson Campus Instructor: Clemencia Corporale
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020
For the well-being of our community during the Covid 19 crisis, class participants are required to sign the NVU Health Pledge.
If traveling to Vermont in a private vehicle without making a prolonged stop (avoid gatherings such as restaurants, limit gas stops, if overnight travel is required – reduce social contacts), quarantine at home for 14 days immediately prior to traveling to Vermont (individuals may complete a shorter quarantine if they receive a negative COVID-19 test after day 7 and travel directly to Vermont without breaking the quarantine).