Wilderness First Responder Courses

WFR Certification

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DATES: January 7 – 16, 2020 
COST: $735 tuition
LOCATION:  Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV

Course Description

Essential for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in remote places, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging and administering medications.

The intensive 80-hour curriculum is delivered by dynamic educators who have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days. This 10-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments. WMI Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management certification is included.

WFR Recertification

DATES: January 18 – 19, 2020
LOCATION:  Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV

WFR Recertification registration is now being handled directly by NOLS. Please register and pay WMI directly.

Recertification Requirements

All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.
All students are required to complete a WRITTEN EXAM at the BEGINNING of the course. Check the following web page for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course: //rendezvous.nols.edu/content/section/48/964/.

Register for WFR:

WFR is full for 2020. Come back next year!

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