Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Emergency Care Courses

There is no substitute for solid first aid and rescue training in the backcountry. Be better prepared for your next journey away from the phone and the local ambulance. Expect a variety of hands-on experience and simulations in these courses.

AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2015 :

WFR Recertification
Start Date - Fri Mar 6
Re-certs for 3 years Wilderness First Responder. Topics include patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, environmental medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, wilderness protocols, and wilderness rescue. Completion of pre-course study packet is required for all participants.

Wilderness First Aid - 1
Start Date - Sat Feb 7
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid - 2
Start Date - Sat Feb 28
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid - 3
Start Date - Sat Mar 21
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid - 4
Start Date - Sat Apr 11
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid - 5
Start Date - Sun Apr 12
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid - 6
Start Date - Sat Apr 25
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Responder
Start Date - Wed Apr 29
This nationally recognized course provides the training and certification that is increasingly necessary for professional outdoor instructors or guides. The curriculum goes beyond the basics to emphasize the skills and knowledge needed in remote situations when extended care is necessary. This 8-day course covers assessment, and treatment for a variety of medical problems commonly found in the backcountry, ranging from minor injuries and illnesses to major trauma and life threatening sickness. Video analysis of simulations used to enhance learning.

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AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2015 :

Wilderness First Aid Section 1
Start Date - Sat Oct 17
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Aid Section 2
Start Date - Sun Oct 18
Essential first and second aid with an empahsis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes WFA, Standard First Aid, and CPR certificate of course completion.

Wilderness First Responder - Winter Break
Start Date - Thu Dec 3
This nationally recognized course provides the training and certification that is increasingly necessary for professional outdoor instructors or guides. The curriculum goes beyond the basics to emphasize the skills and knowledge needed in remote situations when extended care is necessary. This 8-day course covers assessment, and treatment for a variety of medical problems commonly found in the backcountry, ranging from minor injuries and illnesses to major trauma and life threatening sickness. Video analysis of simulations used to enhance learning.

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