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Wilderness First Responder Recertification students practice packaging and transporting patients in litters. .
Wilderness First Responder Recertification students practice packaging and transporting patients in litters. .


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Online: Nov 11, Onsite Dec 14-15, 2019*
Hosted at the North Cascades Institute, Lake Diablo, WA
Lodging is provided and included in the course registration.
*Early arrival option on Dec 13, 2019. Please contact customer service for details.

Certifications: WFR, ECSI Health Care Provider CPR/AED, ‘Wilderness’ Certification (for current EMTs only)

The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (H-WFC) recertifies a WFR’s medical care skills in remote settings. Students will rebuild skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The course includes group discussions, short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that allow students to practice and challenge their skills in remote and wilderness settings with limited resources. The course combines 10-20 hours of online coursework with two days of onsite training.

Subjects Covered:
Designed for the outdoor guide, Remote Site Team Lead or Military Team Lead, the H-WFC reviews and practices of a range of medical skills and topics. Skills include patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Students also learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states, for up to eight hours until a higher level of care can arrive. This course is designed to challenge the student in leading and managing a group of individuals who are not medically trained or have basic medical knowledge to assist them in managing a complex patient.

Pre Requisites: 18+ years old and hold a current WFR certification that is active through the first day of the course start. 

Duration: 10-20 hours of distance learning through our online LMS and two days on-site. Onsite course hours are typically 8am - 5pm each day. 

Certifications: ECSI CPR/AED Health Care Provider (Professional) Certification, Remote Medical Training WFR.

Recertification Interval: Three years for certification period. 

Text Books:
1. ECSI CPR/AED 7th edition
2. Remote Medical Training WFR handbook

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center - Lake Diablo, WA

Situated on the shore of Diablo Lake in the heart of the North Cascades National Park, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center (ELC) provides an optimal site for our Remote EMT courses. The ELC campus is surrounded by mountains and forests with an extensive trail network, offering endless possibilities for simulated wilderness medicine scenarios and recreation alike. 

Lodging is included for all Remote Medical International courses at the ELC. Each student will share a lodge room with one or two other students. Each lodge has shared gender-specific bathrooms with two private shower stalls and two toilet stalls. The student lodges also have a lounge room with a small fridge and sink. There are three lodges on the ELC campus. 

Meals are provided as a part of all Remote Medical International courses at the ELC. Meals are prepared daily in the commercial kitchen by ELC chefs beginning the day the course starts through the last day, including weekends. Meals are typically served buffet style with meat and vegetarian options. Coffee, tea, and snacks are also available daily.

Students are responsible for their own transportation. The ELC is a three-hour drive from Seattle, WA, and best reached with a personal vehicle. For students flying in, there are car rentals available at the airport. You may also post in the Student Portal's Discussion Board before the course to coordinate carpools or shared rental vehicles with your classmates.

Wireless internet access is available throughout the ELC campus. There is no cell service at the ELC. Phones are available in the lodges and classrooms for outgoing calls. Cell service is available in the town of Newhalem, 15 minutes away by car.

With immediate access to Diablo Lake for boating and fishing, extensive hiking and running trails right on campus, and proximity to climbing, snow sports, and the national park, this facility is a great place to visit and an even better place to spend a month! Remember to bring your gear with you! 

The Environmental Learning Center is ADA accessible. Service animals are welcome.

Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area.