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Prepare for your Summer Adventures! WRFA at Strawberry Hill

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training available at Strawberry Hill, May 20th & 21st, 2017!

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Overview
Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) instruction provides the first aid principles and skills to respond to emergencies and to give care in areas without immediate emergency medical services (EMS).  This includes wilderness and remote environments, as well as urban environments experiencing natural or manmade disasters.
WRFA is a dynamic, hands-on, skills-based course that uses a mix of classroom instruction and realistic outdoor teaching scenarios tailored to the training audience. PennTrails instructors have a unique mix of both professional certifications and real-world experience in remote and wilderness environments.
Offered by PennTrails, A Licensed Training Provider for the American Red Cross
PennTrails has been proving WRFA training since 2010 and has taught hundreds of individuals these critical lifesaving skills.  Past clients have included  educators and outdoor professionals from the US Forest Service: Aeronautical Survey Team; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Boy Scouts of America, Yellow Breeches Academy; Chesapeake Bay Foundation;  NY-NJ Appalachian Trail Conference; US Army War College; Professional Trails Builders Association; and the Wild Land Conservancy.

Location
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320)

Purpose
To provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Prerequisites
- Possess current adult CPR/AED certification (training available May 20th at 5pm, separate registration online)
- Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course

Course Content
Skills taught in the course address the following first aid topics –  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid Kits • Check – Call – Care for wilderness and remote settings • Primary Patient Assessment • Secondary Patient Assessment • Documentation of Care and Evacuation Requests • Shock • Wounds and Wound Care • Injuries to Bones and Joints • Chest Injuries • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries • Burns • Altitude-Related Illnesses • Hypothermia • Patient Movement • Heat-Related Illnesses • Abdominal Injuries • Lighting Injuries • Allergies and Anaphylaxis • Submersion Incidents (Drowning) • Snake Bite / Envenomation

Certification Requirements
- Attend all class sessions
- Successfully participate in all skill sessions and activities
- Demonstrate competency in all observable skills
- Successfully complete the scenarios
- If certification required by employer or organization, pass the optional final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent

Certificate Issues and Validity Period
Wilderness and Remote First Aid: 2 years

Participant Products/Materials
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide Document

Contact Hours
16

CEUs Awarded
1.6

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