Wilderness and Remote First Aid

This course is ideal for anyone that finds themselves in the outdoors; day hikes or overnight trips where help is over one hour away. This course will provide a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate Emergency Medical Services response, such as wilderness and remote environments and urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • primary and secondary assessments
  • calling for help and evacuation considerations
  • shock
  • wounds and wound infection
  • bone and joint injuries
  • burns
  • hypothermia
  • heat-related illnesses
  • lightning
  • altitude illnesses
  • submersion incidents
  • and allergies and anaphylaxis

Participants will receive a handbook and a Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification valid for two years. Participants must be at least 14 years old on or before the last session of the course.

Pre-requisite

CPR for the Health Care Professional

Dates

  • TBD

If you need this class, then we can add a class for you as long as there are four people interested.

Cost

$108 SJC students, faculty & staff
$130 community members

Recertification course
$98 SJC students, faculty & staff
$120 community members

Registration

Please contact Renee Daigle at 207-893-6615 or rdaigle@sjcme.edu to register for this class.