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WFR + RM Bundle

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Location: Puchong
Dates: 25/02/20 - 05/03/20
Price: USD 1250

Course Description

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders, bundled with the Viristar 2 day Risk Management for Outdoor Programmes.

Audience

Volunteers / Professionals Previous attendees include:

  • Outdoor professionals, trip leaders and guides
  • Expedition directors and leaders
  • Camp staff
  • Expedition / camp¬† medics
  • Medical professionals
  • SRT & other rescue professionals
  • Program Coordinators/Managers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Become a Qualified First Aider & comply with legal provision: Occupational Safety & Health Act
  • Demonstrate a systematic method of scene size-up and patient assessment.
  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of critical body systems.
  • Demonstrate Basic Life Support Skills including CPR, Rescue Breathing, AED use, hemorrhagic bleeding control and the management of airway obstructions.
  • Provide life support and first aid in low resource, remote environments where access to professional medical assistance may be delayed
  • Understand and apply Wilderness Medical Associates' wilderness protocols
  • Coordinate and manage teams for medics, responders, first aiders and rescuers.
  • Use advanced equipment such as Airway adjuncts, Oxygen Therapy set, Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) and AED.
  • Render First Aid in emergency situations including those involving traumatic or medical methods of injury.
Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor programme risk management. Learn procedures, systems and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standards. Understand how to apply successful risk management strategies to adventure programs, experiential education, wilderness expeditions, and outdoor trips.  

Methodologies

This course is presented in approximately 88 hours over 10 days. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning.

Certifications

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Wilderness First Responder certification and certification of CPR taught to an equivalent health care provider level. Certifications are valid for three years. The course is registered for 70 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE. Viristar

Recertification

Valid for three years.

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
  • The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Workbook;
  • Wilderness First Responder Class Notes
  • SOAP Notebook
Instruction, all activities, textbook and handouts, and ten lunches.

Equipment

Please bring with you:

  • A raincoat. We will spend sometime outdoors regardless of weather.
  • A notebook and pens, or a laptop or tablet.
  • A change of clothes that can be cut or stained.
  • A watch with a second hand.
  • Mosquito repellant and sunscreen.

Evaluation

Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

Prerequisites

Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Logistics

Accommodation not included. Meals: Lunch will be provided.