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Co-Op Northwest College, Powell, WY Outdoor Education at NWC


HLED 2010 – Wilderness First Responder

4 credits

This course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides rangers and wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making. Certifications upon successful completion include: Wilderness First Responder and Adult CPR and Airway Management.