Wilderness First Aid and CPR Course
Wilderness First Aid Training Course
This training course will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church (2215 Windsor Ave in Dubuque). It will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and will also feature a CPR course.
Cost: $30 (Field Guide included)
Limited to 30 Scouters so sign up quickly!
**This is a required course for all High Adventure trips**
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification.
If you have a current CPR certificate - you do not need to attend the last part of the afternoon session which will consist of CPR. You will need to stay for all of the Wilderness First Aid until it is done and have taken the test.
Why is this important?
This course goes far beyond what you may know as “first aid.” While it contains substantial medical information and teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild, the deeper purpose is to train participants to manage acute situations. The bottom line is this: Better decision-making at the incident scene miles from base facilities can save valuable time and human resources. It can save lives, too.
For more information on the course call Mark Niemer at 563.590.2751.
Register by March 10 online or call the Scout Office: 563.556.4343