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Wilderness First Responder Recertification (June)

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Trip Type: Training and Certification Courses

Hike Level: Easy

Date: June 21-23, 2019 (2 Days)

Group Size: 30

Price: $320 for members, $345 for nonmembers


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Taught by expert instructors from NOLS Wilderness Medicine, this class teaches participants the standards for urban and wilderness care situations, and emphasizes decision making and injury prevention. Some of the topics covered include CPR, dehydration and heat-related injuries, shock, spine and head trauma, musculoskeletal injuries, wound management, environmental emergencies, and common expedition problems.

Trip Highlights
  • Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Re-certification Course

  • This scenario-based approach to re-certification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations

  • You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days

  • Provides certifications in: CPR, Epinephrine Auto-injector, and Wilderness First Responder


Introductions and Written Examination
Patient Assessment System
Chest Injuries  
Spinal Management/Head Injuries
Wilderness Wound Management
Athletic Injuries

Fracture Management
Traction Splinting
Heat Illnesses
Altitude Illness
Medical Scenarios Including: Cardiac Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Neurological Emergencies, and Anaphylaxis

Medical Scenarios Including: Acute Abdomen, Gender Medical Concerns
Closing Scenario followed by Closing/Evaluations

What's Included

Price for the class includes:

  • Our expert instructors from NOLS Wilderness Medicine.
  • Nationally recognized Certification and CPR.
  • Park Entrance Fee Waiver.

What's not included

You are responsible for:

  • Food and camping gear.
  • Transportation to and from the canyon.
  • 4 nights of camping during class - an additional $15.00 per person.

Additional notes

Most of the instruction takes place in a classroom setting or in nearby wooded areas on the Rim.

This three-day skills-based class is for individuals who are current Wilderness First Responders with a valid certification through WMI, SOLO, NOLS, WMA, or WPT. Those with expired certifications are required to take the full 80-hour Wilderness First Responder in order to re-certify.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older to attend - unless attending with a parent or legal guardian.

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