Course Description: Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to maker appropriate evacuation decisions.
Requirements: Must have current First Aid and CPR prior to start of class. Skills will be tested first day of Wilderness First Aid. Click here to see current First Aid class offerings.
Bring the First Day of class: Lunch for yourself. No lunch will be provided. A notebook and pen. Water, a copy of your CPR and First Aid certifications (we need a copy for record keeping purposes).
September 15 & 16, 2018
October 13 & 14, 2018
November 3 & 4, 2018
January 26 &27, 2019
February 23 & 24, 2019
April 27 & 28, 2019
May 18 & 19, 2019
June 8 & 9, 2019
October 12 & 13, 2019
November 2 & 3, 2019
(MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS FULL TIME TO COMPLETE CLASS)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
Where: San Jose Council Service Center, located at 970 W. Julian Street
What to Bring- Pen & Paper, wear comfortable clothing at allow you to get on floor to perform first aid practice. (Uniforms not required) a blanket or similar to for the practice sessions. BRING YOUR LUNCH, SNACKS and WATER.
COST: $110.00 includes book, materials, and card. Limited to 36
Registration Questions: Training@svmbc.org or 408-638-8339
Must sign up two weeks prior to course to allow time for materials to arrive before class