Wilderness First Responder Courses

WFR Certification

WFR is full for January 2019. Come back next year!

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DATES: January 8 – 17, 2019
COST: $725 tuition
LOCATION:  Sierra Nevada College, 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: TBD

COST: $315 tuition
LOCATION:  Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Course Description

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review and practice evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on the current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You will have opportunities to ask questions based on your real life experiences, and practice scenarios and case studies that will challenge you.

The WFR Recertification course also includes Adult/child CPR and FBAO. This course is the most popular recertification program in Wilderness Medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. The WFR Recertification course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT CEUs by CECBEMS.

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: https://rendezvous.nols.edu/content/section/48/964/.