Duration: 7 full days of instruction
Dates: September 2019
This is a 7-day course for wilderness professionals, guides, group leaders and others including recreational skiers and climbers who want a higher level of training or require WFR certification. More advanced anatomy, physiology, and first aid skills will be taught in the classroom and practiced hands-on in the wilderness environment. Some of the skills and training include how to assess an injured person, improvised bandaging of a wound, splinting a fracture including traction splints, dealing with head, neck and back injuries including immobilization, recognizing altitude sickness and developing a plan to rescue an injured person.
In addition to learning skills, students are faced with real life scenarios that require decision-making practice. CPR is included in this course. After successful completion students are certified for 2 years by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), a nationally recognized organization.
Skills covered will include:
Course Instructors: Bill Seline and Erin Laine
Bill is an Senior Alpine Skills International Guide and Avalanche Program Director with many years of experience ski patrolling and teaching first aid and CPR. He is also currently the Captain with Truckee Fire Dept.
Erin brings a breadth of experience as a former ski patroller, rock/ice and ski guide, wilderness medicine instructor and EMT to her role as an avalanche instructor. She is always up for an adventure, big or small, but especially when she can bring her dog, Willow, along!
This will be seven days of full instruction and the Course Cost: $825.00