Recreation

Wilderness Medicine Courses

Wilderness First Responder Course, Hybrid DLP Format

Course Description

The Wilderness First Responder provides advanced medical training for guides, expedition leaders, outdoor instructors and weekend warriors alike. Training covers injuries, illnesses, and rescues encountered while recreating in the wild.  Additional certifications include adult CPR and AED.

For those that are CURRENTLY certified as an EMT, this course can enhance the standard EMT certificate to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT). A must for the EMT looking at search and rescue or work in a rural area.

We offer this course through a partnership with the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC), owned and operated out of the Methow Valley, Washington.

What is a Hybrid DLP WFR?

The WFR Hybrid DLP (Distance Learning Program) course is a combination of online learning modules, online exams, and practical sessions. This format perfectly suites busy college students’ and working professionals’ schedule.

Prior to the start of class, students will complete coursework through an online classroom. The weekend sessions add the practical hands-on component to the learning process.

Word of Caution

DLP courses require the use of technology and the diligence of the student to self-study. It is imperative that a student enrolls with enough time to study the online materials and pass the exams. This material is difficult, it will take a few hours each night to read and pass the exams. If a student does not pass the exams by the deadlines, they will not be admitted to the practical session and will not pass the class. No refunds are given to those that are not admitted.

Certifications Acquired Upon Completion

-WMTC WFR or WEMT
-WMTC Adult & Child CPR AED

2018 Dates

February 17-19 & 24-25 (COURSE FULL)

Registration Details

Cost

Early Registration (October 25 to January 5)

IMA Members (UW students included): $475

Public: $600

Late Registration (January 6 to February 2)

IMA Members (UW students included): $525

Public: $650

***Prices are subject to sales tax where applicable.

Registration Dates

Registration opens on October 25 and runs until the course is filled

Please complete the Registration Form and return to Garrett Genereux, ggenereu@uw.edu

Course Location

The indoor classroom is located at the Waterfront Activities Center just south of Husky Stadium.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • There is NO refund once registered unless the course is canceled.

Course Resources

Syllabus

Student Handbook

For more information call Garrett Genereux at 206-616-1143 or email at ggenereu@uw.edu

Wilderness First Aid, Hybrid DLP Format

Course Description

The Wilderness First Aid course is designed to introduce the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The course focuses on Basic Life Support skills, trauma, selected environmental topics, spine assessment, allergic and toxic reactions, and “common” medical emergencies. As with all our courses, the majority of time is spent in hands-on skills practice and simulation.

Those looking to apply for UWild Field Instructor positions, the WFA is the minimum requirement for single day outings.

What is a DLP WFA?

Our hybrid distance learning project (DLP) Wilderness First Aid course requires completion of our home study program and an online exam prior to attending a two-day practical session. Our hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course is designed for students that are able to study the didactic material on their own using our field manual, “the Wilderness Medicine Handbook,” and the course web site. Access to a computer and the internet are mandatory; broadband/ high-speed access is required. If you like self-study, are disciplined, computer literate, and have limited time to attend a practical session, then a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course is your best choice.

Prior to registering for the Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course, please visit the Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course website for a glimpse of how the course is organized. Read the directions on the home page and view the Lightning presentation to make sure the course meets your needs. Both the home and lightning pages are open to the general public for this purpose; the remaining presentation pages are password protected.

Word of Caution

DLP courses require the use of technology and the diligence of the student to self-study. It is imperative that a student registers with enough time to study the online materials and pass the exams. This material is difficult, it will take a few hours each night to read and pass the exams. If a student does not pass the exams by the deadlines, they will not be admitted to the practical session and will not pass the class. No refunds are given to those that are not admitted.

Re-certification of WFR and WEMT

Wilderness EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Advanced First Aid graduates may re-certify via our Wilderness First Aid course with the successful completion of our on-line re-certification exam and practical sessions.

2018 Dates

Fall – TBD

Registration Details

Cost

IMA Members (UW students included): $250

Public: $300

*Prices are subject to sales tax where applicable.

Registration

TBA

Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is NO refund once registered unless the course is canceled.

Course Resources

Student Handbook

Course Syllabus

For more information call Garrett Genereux at 206-616-1143 or email at ggenereu@uw.edu