Catalog 2013-2014

Wilderness First Responder

  • Semester: Spring
  • Course Number: AS256
  • Instructors: Allison Van Akkeren
  • Credit: 4

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive and in depth look at the standards and skills dealing with backcountry emergency care. The Patient Assessment System is the foundation from which we learn the skills to manage injuries and illness. Classroom sessions include lecture, discussion, and practicing basic skills and more advanced skills, such as traction splinting, blood pressure, long-term care, and spinal cord considerations. Outdoor sessions include scenarios and a mock rescue. Leadership skills, rescue skills, and writing accurate field reports are included. Successful completion results in Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification through S.O.L.O., a Laboratory Fee of $100 covers the cost of the textbook, first aid materials, and the registration fee with S.O.L.O.