Wilderness Medicine at Olympic

Wilderness Medicine

We offer wilderness medical training for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts in Olympic National Park. These nationally recognized courses provide tools to respond to emergencies that arise in remote settings.

NatureBridge at Olympic
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363
360-928-3720
olympic@naturebridge.org

Wilderness Medicine Training in Olympic National Park

 

NatureBridge partners with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Responder Recertification courses. These are nationally recognized training courses that provide students with tools to respond to emergencies that arise in remote settings.

Wilderness First Responder Certification with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

June 16-25, 2015
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Essential for anyone who spends significant time in remote places or who has a professional career in the outdoors, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions.  This course is fast-paced and engaging.  You'll spend half your time outside of the classroom doing hands-on skills and realistic scenarios.  In addition to scenarios, you'll participate in a full-scale night mock rescue.  WNI's curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing discolorations, litter packaging, and administering medications.  You;ll complete this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients int he backcountry for multiple days.  This intensive 80-hour curriculum is nationally recognized and supported by Wilderness Medical Institute's Medical Advisory Panel.  You'll be taught by dynamic educators who have practiced both wilderness and urban medicine.  This 9-day course is ideal for all professionals operating in remote environments.  Adult/child CPR and FBAO certification is included.  The WFR course is pre-approved for 70-hours of EMT CEU's by CECBEMS

Prerequisites: Not Applicable

Dates: June 16-25, 2015Register now!

Special note: All participants must fill out and return our Wilderness Medicine Institute agreement.

Please contact Al Watkins with any questions.

 

Wilderness First Responder Recertification with Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS

October 31-November 2, 2015

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Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review and practice evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on the current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You will have opportunities to ask questions based on your real life experiences and practice scenarios and case studies that will challenge you. The WFR Recertification course also includes Adult/child CPR and FBAO. This course is the most popular recertification program in Wilderness Medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. The WFR Recertification course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT CEU’s by CECBEMS.

Prerequisites: If you hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification of at least 70 hours, you will receive a WMI WFR certification upon successful completion of your WFR Recertification course. If you hold a valid WFR certification from WMI, we ask you to bring your certification card so that the instructor can verify your expiration date. Students holding a current WFR certification from any other organization are REQUIRED to submit a photocopy of their certification card on the first day of the course. If you hold a current WFR certification from any other wilderness medicine organization with less than a 70 hour certification, you will receive a letter of course completion in lieu of a WMI WFR certification. This letter of completion may allow you to recertify with your original certifying organization. You must contact that organization prior to your WMI course to ensure that our course will meet their requirements for recertification. All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.

Dates: October 31-November 2, 2015 - Register Now!

Special Note: All participants must fill out and return our Wilderness Medicine Institute agreement.

Please contact Al Watkins with any questions.

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