Offgrid Medic LLC
Wilderness First Responder
When: July 20nd-26th 2020
Start Time: July 20nd 9:00am
End Time: July 26th 4:00pm
This class is taught by Offgrid Medic LLC, one of the leading WFR Instruction Schools in the Nation.
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Are you serious about expanding your depth of medical knowledge and improvised medical care? Looking to improve your skills in dealing with medical issues in backcountry environments? Ever consider becoming a Wilderness First Responder (WFR)? Our challenging seven-day WFR program, referred to as the “Gold Standard” in wilderness medical care, is primarily intended for non-medical professionals who are traveling in the backcountry and serving as wilderness guides, outdoor instructors, outdoor educators, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, ski patrol, medical personnel for adventure races/events, missionaries, expedition medical team members, etc. A WFR is responsible for preventing and identifying medical problems, initiating reasonable and appropriate field management of medical issues, and identifying when and how to safely evacuate patients presenting with potentially life-threatening problems.
Our curriculum includes:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Patient Assessment Skills
Vital Signs and Homeostasis
Airway Adjunct Indication and Use
Indications and Use of Medical Oxygen
Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries
Bleeding Control and Shock Management Techniques
Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents
Alternative Wound Closure Techniques
Bone Injuries and Splinting
Improvised Traction Splints
Strains and Sprains
Dislocation Reduction Techniques
Head and Spinal Injuries
Abdominal and Thoracic Issues
Burns and Thermal Injuries
Bites, Stings and Envenomation
Drowning, Lightning and Avalanche Concerns
Heat and Cold Related Issues
Medical Emergencies in the Backcountry
Introduction to Rotary Aircraft Ground Operations
Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters
Lost Person Mentality and Behavior
Medical Kit Mentality
Medical Considerations in Remote Expedition Planning
Incident Command Options for Wilderness Operations
Day and night practical exercises are a critical learning tool for this material. This program is physical in nature, and a reasonable level of fitness is expected of all participants. The American Safety and Health Institute serves as the certifying agency for our WFR program. Certification is valid for two years. Adult, child and infant CPR and AED use is included as part of this program.
Accommodations: A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night. Tent is complete with 2 wood burning stoves and a cot for each student. A smaller 5-10 person military tent with winter liner and is also available for private sleeping accommodations (first come/first served).
Food and Water: Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. Our camp ready meals are the healthiest option on the market! You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are a close drive away.
Length: 7 days/6 nights
Minimum Recommended Equipment: Bring appropriate outdoor clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent if you do not wish to stay in our military tent. Sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses.
Shelter: You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.
We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared. Fixed blade knife, folding saw, overnight camping gear, winter sleeping bag and a small backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
Clothing Required: Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, outdoor boots and wool socks. Cotton clothing is highly discouraged! Wool will keep you warm even when wet. Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell. Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.
Instructor: Mark DeJong - Offgrid Medic LLC
Tuition: $699 NON-REFUNDABLE! Once you pay, we are holding your spot.