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Wilderness First Responder Course

Gold Champ Head
December 3, 2018

Join the UMD RSOP for this offering of a full Wilderness First Responder course

Join the UMD RSOP for this offering of a full Wilderness First Responder course, conducted by Longleaf Wilderness Medicine (https://www.longleafmedical.com). The Wilderness First Responder certification is the recognized industry standard for people who work in remote environments in jobs that include wilderness guides and trip leaders, camp counselors, research expedition members, and search and rescue team members. This class is designed to meet the needs of individuals who have a leadership role in a wilderness setting. It is also an excellent option for individuals who are seeking intensive medical training in order to be prepared during personal wilderness trips or extended expeditions. The course is also for medical professionals seeking ways to apply their skills outside of the clinic setting.


Topics include: patient assessment, how to provide long-term care with limited resources, the decision of when to call for more help, and treatments such as splinting, wound care and managing spine injuries. The course schedule includes classroom time, as well as extensive hands-on skills practice through medical scenarios and labs. The WFR course does include an in-depth final scenario as well as a written exam.

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Cost: $575 for UMD Students/ $650 for Others