This course provides more in-depth information and skill practice exercises to those involved in remote hiking, climbing, canoeing, or other physical activity where immediate medical response may be delayed by distance or environment. Students taking Wilderness and Remote First Aid must be at least 16 years old.The course is 15 hours if you have a current CPR/1st Aid certificate. An additional 5 hours of training covers those without the certificate.Skills include Patient Assessment, Head, Neck and Back Injuries, Heat and Cold Emergencies, Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis, Severe Burns, Bone and Joint Injuries and Splinting, Wound and Wound Infections, Altitude Related Illness, and Decision Making and Problem Solving. The course is run over 3 days; two for classroom instruction and the other for (campus) field instruction. American Red Cross Certification is awarded to those students who succeed at completing the training.
Students enrolled in this Certificate program complete 200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience, which meet all state licensing requirements. Upon successful completion of the course and passage of the State Competency Exam, the student will be eligible to enter the healthcare field as a Certified Nursing Assistant under the direction of a licensed nurse. Call 596-7752 opt.3 for an application. Class size is limited so applying early is advised. This is a daytime course on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Zoom presentations may be used, if necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent required. An SBI check will be needed along with an interview.