Wilderness First Aid
WMI-NOLS Wilderness First Aid Course 2011
Sponsored by Caltech Alpine Club with funding from the Moore-Hufstedler Fund
Cost: $30 for undergraduates, $50 for graduate students, and $70 for postdocs/staff and alumni
To participate, first complete and submit the Pre-registration Application. We can accommodate a maximum enrollment of 30 students. If we receive more than 30 applications, a committee will select course participants in order to maximize the benefit to Caltech community (e.g., leaders of wilderness trips for the alpine club, hiking club, and Caltech Y), with a preference toward Caltech students.
Media:Wmi agreement.pdf (to be submitted with tuition payment AFTER we notify you of the status of your application)
The Caltech Alpine Club has received a generous grant from the Moore-Hufstedler Fund to offer a Wilderness First Aid class to the Caltech community at a significantly discounted rate. Normally at least $128, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. It will be held from 8am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, at Caltech. The course is taught by WMI-NOLS, the leader in wilderness medicine education and training.
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In this fast paced and hands-on course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. WMI's curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.
For more information, contact Erik Schomburg (eschombu AT caltech)