The Center for Wilderness Safety will be offering a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course exclusively for women. WFA training is imperative for people who are looking to experience outdoor adventure, safely, giving you the knowledge and confidence to assess and manage medical emergencies when there is no help nearby. Wilderness First Aid will expand your awareness of potential hazards in the backcountry.
- September 26 & 27, 2015
- Great Falls, VA
- Cost: $185 (includes textbook & all course materials)
The Women’s Only Wilderness First Aid course a dynamic and supportive learning environment. This training will provide a rare opportunity to share the unique perspectives and knowledge base of other women who also enjoy outdoor recreation. Come propose or share new ideas and see if “mom’s old remedies” are still the best medicine. Feel confident in adventuring into the outdoors while enjoying the camaraderie and diverse experiences of other women in this empowering course. Course topics include:
- Cardiac emergencies
- Wound and burns
- Fractures and dislocations
- Patient assessment and management
- Environmental topics (i.e. lightning, hypothermia, frostbite)
Center for Wilderness Safety teaches thousands of students every year, and their cutting-edge curriculum is continuously overseen by a team of medical practitioners who are active in the field, doing what they teach. The course will be led by Jennifer Kay, RN, WALS, CWS curriculum director and senior instructor; as well as a faculty member at University of Virginia School of Medicine. This is the first time CWS has offered a Women’s-Only course.