Wilderness First Aid Classes Offered

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March 02, 2017
Wilderness First Aid Training Saves Lives!
If you are headed into the backcountry, even basic wilderness medicine skills are essential. Whether participating as a professional guide, outdoor educator, forestry or park personnel, recreational individual, or expedition personnel in remote areas, it is indispensable to have the principles of wilderness first aid in an emergency situation, in the event minor injuries need treatment or more serious casualties need to be kept stable until help is available.

Northwestern Michigan College Extended Education is offering two courses in Wilderness First Aid in partnership with Remote Medical International. The first course, Wilderness First Aid, provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments, whose primary concern is not an emergency response. A second course, Wilderness First Responder Certification, is an important credential for anyone who works outdoors. It emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas to competently handle emergency situations.  Remote Medical International (RMI) has provided remote and wilderness medical training to over 15,000 students worldwide. RMI certifications are accredited, respected, and accepted by organizations such as the US Department of Defense, Department of State, and a wide range of military, commercial, and non-governmental organizations.

Wilderness First Aid meets Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NMC’s University Center room 213. The cost is $425, but if registered by March 22, the cost is $395.
Wilderness First Responder is a combination of online and in-class sessions. The online session begins May 1 with the in-class session from May 15 to 19, at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 204 at the University Center. The cost is $825, but if registered by March 31, the cost is $795.

Find more information on both courses at www.nmc.edu/wilderness-medical, or call NMC
Extended Education at 231-995-1700.
Maureen Carlson
mcarlson@nmc.edu, 231-995-1700