September 2+3, 2023
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
**Price of course does not include room and board.**
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) two-day training course includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote and wilderness medicine. This course teaches students how to respond and manage patients effectively in an emergency for up to four hours or until a higher level of care arrives. A CPR certification is included in this course.
Designed for the outdoor enthusiast or the employee working in remote or challenging locations, the WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics. Subjects 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.
Pre Requisites: 18 years or older
Duration: Two days, 8am - 5pm with a lunch break
Certifications: WFA (RMT)
Recertification Interval: Two years for certification period.
Course Format: Non Residential - food and lodging is not provided.
Wilderness First Aid Student Manual
BREITENBUSH HOT SPRINGS RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTER
**Price of course does not include room and board. Once registered in course, students will book thru Breitenbush Hot Sprints Retreat.**
Located in Oregon, Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center is a remote forest sanctuary of timeless natural beauty on 154 acres surrounded by national forest. Blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river, ancient forest and surrounding mountains, it is a place where you will disconnect from digital distraction and discover a deep personal connection with the natural world and with yourself.
LODGING AND MEALS
Once Registered, students will book their lodging with Breitenbush Hot Springs to include both room and board for the duration of the course. Meals are inclusive with any overnight stay; starting with dinner on your arrival day, three meals a day, then breakfast and lunch on the day of departure. Our meals are vegetarian, using almost 100% organic ingredients. Meals are served out of the Lodge at designated meal times.
Students are responsible for their own transportation. Breitenbush Hot Springs is about a 2 hour drive from Portland, OR, 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. For directions: https://breitenbush.com/policy#driving
There is no cell service or internet access at the Retreat Center.
Students will have access to Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference center, including the soaking pool and tubs, for the duration of their course.