Do you like day hikes? Lead hikes? Just starting out? Now is a great time to learn Basic Wilderness First Aid.
Day 1 is dedicated to “urban first aid”. Students will receive a certification good for two years through the American Heart Association. A textbook and all training materials are provided. We cover CPR (adult and child), AED (automatic external defibrillator), and First Aid.
Day 2 is Basic Wilderness First Aid and certified through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). We use the information that we learned in day 1 and build on it to adapt it to a wildness setting. Everything is indoors (including the practice sessions).
Topics of Day 2 include:
Bleeding and Bandaging
Trauma and Splits
First Aid Kits
*Please note that if you are with the BSA, this class does not meet the requirements for high adventure. You must take WFA.
This class is held in Vienna, VA at the PATC Headquarters.