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Wilderness First Aid + CPR with Institute for Wild Med

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Interested in Wilderness First Aid + CPR with Institute for Wild Med?

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Adults and instructors 18+


Tuesday & Wednesday, January 23-24, 2024


9:00am -5:00pm each day, 2 immersive days of Wilderness First Aid
(+ an additional 2 hours of CPR pre-course work completed online)


$300 including both WFA and CPR


Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Ave Cottekill, NY


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(845) 256-9830

Wilderness First Aid + CPR with Institute for Wild Med

A Highly Immersive Emergency Response Course for:

Woodsy Wanderers
Weekend Warriors

Wilderness Leaders

Your mission: Learn to skillfully prevent and treat a wide range of medical emergencies you’re most likely to encounter in nature so you can feel Peace of Mind as you set off on adventures.

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Most people don’t know how to relieve choking, control a major bleed, or use critical life-saving tools such as an Epipen, AED, or Tourniquet. And so, they limit their experiences, travel, and adventure or worse yet, when they encounter emergencies they feel frozen and unprepared.
Your mission is to learn these and many other life-saving skills so you can Reduce anxiety, Be more self-reliant, and Adventure with Abandon.

After two highly immersive days, you will have the skills to prevent emergencies and effectively respond to those that can not be prevented. Imagine setting off on adventures feeling relaxed, self-reliant, and ready for anything!


Who is this course for?

This course is for Woodsy Wanderers, Weekend Warriors, and Wilderness Leaders alike. Essentially, this is a course for people who spend time in the outdoors and want to feel the Peace of Mind that comes from being prepared and knowing more advanced techniques for preventing and responding to emergencies.

What will I learn?

Patient Assessment System:
Gathering Patient History
Conducting a Patient Exam
Monitoring Vital Signs
CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants
Choking Relief
Automated External Defibrillator
Soft Tissue Injuries including Bleeding Control
Musculoskeletal Injuries: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Dislocations
Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Bites and Stings

How long is it?

16 hours
Please note, CPR is typically completed online prior to the in-person course experience.

Tell me about the format.

In this highly immersive course, you will NOT sit for long periods of time, and you WILL get dirty. Our signature system alternates experiential learning games, realistic scenarios, lectures rich with meaningful stories, and opportunity for Q&A.

Will I get certified?

Yes! You will earn both a CPR and Wilderness First Aid certification.

How long does the certification last?

2 years

What is the cost?

$300 including both WFA and CPR

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nicole-roma-thurrell-ceo-wildmedMeet the instructors:

CEO, Director of Education

Recipient of the Massachusetts Award for Excellence in Science Education, Nicole is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for caring more skillfully for their fellow human beings.

She has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina and has been a Wilderness EMT since 2001.

She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade – expedition leader, health director, director of admissions.

She has also been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom.

©2024 WILD EARTH   |   EIN: 20-1675636   |   2307 Lucas Turnpike   |   High Falls, NY 12440   |   (845) 256-9830

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