Hello from Kit Fox Outfitters!
Thanks so much for your interest in the 16-hour Wilderness First Aid/CPR Course. This curriculum is specifically designed for outdoor guides, Boy Scouts/Leaders; backpackers; hikers; river guides; and folks who spend their time working and playing outside! There is no prerequisite or experience required, this course is ideally suited for students of all kinds and abilities. We emphasize hands-on scenarios and practice, so come ready for a great day full of activity and learning outside!
All the Wilderness Medicine and First Aid and CPR courses follow American Heart Association; OSHA and Wilderness Medicine Society standards for CPR, AED, and First Aid Training.
Person(s) completing the course will receive a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Card (good for two years) and an OSHA Approved CPR card (good for two years). This meets or exceeds the minimum requirement for most CPR/First Aid training needs. It also meets the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) Coach Licensing Program Level 3 requirements.
We appreciate your interest in training with us and by accepting this agreement are entering a contractual relationship between you/your organization and Kit Fox Outfitters, based on rates; terms; conditions and cancellation policies. In addition, this will be a COVID-19 compliant event and ask all protocols to be followed per County guidelines.
Note: any cancellation or reschedule for a class must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If more than 30 days before the first day of the course/scheduled class:
- if rescheduled there will be a 100% credit
- if cancelled there will be a 95% refund
If between 30-14 days before the first day of the course/scheduled class:
- if rescheduled there will be a 50% credit
- if cancelled there will be a 45% refund
If less than 14 days before the first day of the course/scheduled class:
- NO rescheduling
- NO refund
Please note: if you become injured, we will reschedule you for a 15% fee. We do not wish to have you pay for a course you can not attend, but to maintain the quality of our courses, we cannot be flexible for non-medical related reasons.
If Kit Fox Outfitters cancels for any reason a 100% full refund will be granted. Please note that bad weather does not mean automatic cancellation. We will notify you if your course/class or event is cancelled.
Course: Wilderness First Aid and CPR 16 hour
Curriculum Materials/Content: Sierra Rescue International
Instructor: Colin Macdonald, Owner/CEO Kit Fox Outfitters
WHAT TO BRING!
Food and Water: lunch, snacks, and water for each day!
Comfortable Clothing & Footwear: Please dress for the weather. You may want to bring a junk t-shirt for fake blood/and or using to cut into a T-shirt roll for improvised splinting. We also recommend wearing clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty as well be outside simulating wilderness injuries.
Gear: Headlamp; chair; materials for taking notes and wristwatch (checking vitals)
OVERALL BASIC OUTLINE OF THE COURSE:
Basic Life Support Skills / Introduction to Trauma /Environment / Introduction to Medical
- Opening and Course Paperwork
- Course Introduction and Expectations
- Student and Instructor Introductions
- What is Wilderness Medicine
- Medical Legal Overview
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) / Scene Survey
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) / Primary Survey
- Specific Exploration of the Circulatory System
- Hands on Practice for Checking Pulse, Controlling Bleeding, CPR
- Specific Exploration of Respiratory System
- Hands on Practice Establishing an Airway/Airway Management
- Specific Exploration of Nervous System
- Evaluating Level of Consciousness and Maintaining Spine Stability
- Basic Life Support Lab / AED’s / CPR Testing
- Trauma Scenarios (Nervous System Injuries/Increased ICP/Concussion/Head Wounds/Respiratory Injuries/Respiratory Distress/Circulatory Injuries/Volume Shock
- Spine Assessment and Lab
- Spine Management Lab/Moving Spine Injured Patients/Back-boarding Litters
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) Secondary Survey
- Hands on Field Exercises / Two on One Patient Assessment
- Stable vs Unstable Musculoskeletal Injuries
- 1:1 Splinting Lab
- Dislocations Lab
- Wounds Lab / Includes Irrigation, Punctured Objects and Fishhook Removal
- Wounds, Infections and Burns
- Environmental Mini Scenarios (Hypothermia, Heat Problems, Drowning, Toxins, Bites, Sings and Anaphylaxis/Allergies
- Lighting Drill
- Scenarios: 2 Rotations
- Mini Medical Scenarios (Gastrointestinal Problems, Genitourinary System, Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Problems and Stroke
- Big Group Scenario
- Wilderness First Aid Kits
- Hands on Field Exercises / Two on One Patient Assessment: 3 Rotations
- Course Closure, Final Paperwork and Graduation