Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Big Belt Hut, Helena MT
Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
Wilderness First Aid is Aerie’s premiere introduction to wilderness medicine. This 20-hour course is designed for students who have little or no experience in first aid or wilderness medicine. It is well suited for individuals who are responsible for friends and family while in the backcountry as well as professional guides.
The course is designed with scenario at the heart of the learning experience. We emphasize hands on practice of skills and assessments of patients.
The course covers basic emergency medicine topics such as airway management, breathing emergencies, circulatory problems, and environmental concerns. We include common medical emergencies such as diabetes, seizures, asthma, and anaphylaxis. We emphasis trauma with in depth discussions and hands on training with splinting, bleeding control, and wound management. We also discuss legalities within wilderness medicine and SOAP note documentation.
Along with basic medical and trauma concerns we discuss how these emergencies can be addressed in a wilderness environment. This includes topics such as evacuation, litter construction, backcountry communications, and decision-making.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn and live in the Montana backcountry while you learn important skills for traveling and working in the outdoors.
This is an all-inclusive course with lodging and 3 mouth-watering meals a day provided at the Big Belt Hut.
This course is also a Wilderness First Responder Refresher and CPR is included.
7/19: Meet at parking area 12pm (map)
7/20 - 7/21: 8am - 6pm each day with an hour for lunch