Wilderness First Aid

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Contact Mark at idahomountainrec@yahoo.com by April 21st to sign up.

Cost: $110, checks made payable to Idaho Mountain Recreation and delivered by Thursday April 21st; IMR gets billed by the Red Cross and will cut a check for the group.

Minimum Enrollment: 8; preference given to Idaho Mountain Recreation members

This 16-hour course focuses on first aid under conditions where the arrival of emergency responders or the patient evacuation may be delayed due to constraints of terrain, weather, and available persons or equipment. It may be necessary to care for an injured person for several hours or days. Topics covered include assessment, head (brain), neck and spinal injuries, heat-related emergencies, hypothermia, altitude-related illnesses, allergies and anaphylaxis, burns, bone and joint injuries, wounds, and wound infection.

Participants will receive instructional materials and a Red Cross certificate valid for 2 years.

All outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to take this class.

Adult CPR/AED is a pre-requisite for this class. Several three-hour evening CPR classes are offered in Boise with 2-year certificates. To register on-line go to http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass, type in your zipcode, select the type of class (CPR/AED), classroom delivery, and date range, and pick which date works for you. The CPR classes fill up fast - don't delay!

Certification from an American Heart Association CPR/AED class is also accepted - the class must be a hands-on CPR class.

If enough people need CPR/AED training, it may be possible to have the Red Cross teach a CPR/AED class on the Friday before the WFA class.