Join team Osprey and Todd Wright for our SOLO Wilderness First Aid Workshop! Call the shop to register.
Dates: April 8th-9th, 8:30 to 5:00 each day
Cost: $175 (does not include lodging)
Location: Lloyd Center for the Environment in South Dartmouth, MA
SOLO Wilderness First Aid Overview
Occasionally, injuries happen in the context of adventure sports, and as both enthusiasts and professionals we need to be prepared to treat, manage, and avoid injury in remote settings. SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is an introductory course designed to develop both decision making and management skills that address common backcountry injuries. The WFA course focuses on ‘hands on’ learning, where students are engaged in managing authentic scenarios; scenario based learning is supported by brief classroom discussions and reinforced with intensive practical work.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, students, and outdoor groups. It also meets American Canoe Association, British Canoeing and International Mountain Bicycling Associations first aid requirements.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
Packing for WFA
We encourage participants to dress comfortably and come prepared to work/play outside in any weather. In addition, we ask that participants come prepared as if they were leading a long day trip, group in either a mountain or marine environment.
- Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants
- Insulating layers
- Season appropriate closed toed shoes
- Spare clothing/layers for splinting
- Food and water for the day
- Writing instrument
- Day pack or duffle/Bill Bag (paddlers)
- Sport specific and/or leadership equipment i.e. Life Jacket, Sleeping Pads, Hydration Packs etc.