2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PEDC 220 - Wilderness First Responder

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): Course participants must be at least 18 years of age at time of registration. Registration is by instructor permission only.

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

The course is designed to provide industry standard certification in the area of wilderness first aid. The curriculum is designed for the comprehensive and practical application of wilderness first aid, including all of the essential principles, skills, and techniques required to assess and manage medical problems in remote and extreme environments. The course is designed to provide those most likely to work in wild and remote areas with basic response techniques to backcountry emergencies. The curriculum makes liberal use of practical hands-on sessions (including stage blood and simulated wounds) as well as classroom lecture and discussion. Successful completion of this course will require that the student complete the seven day course immediately following the completion of the spring semester. A course fee will be required for registration in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:  

Students will be able to provide an appropriate first aid response to emergencies in a remote setting

Students will be able to:

  1. Complete a 7 day, 70+ hour outdoor wilderness first aid skills training course.
  2. Experience various emergency scenarios set in the wilderness.
  3. Learn various rescue techniques utilized in natural settings.
  4. Learn various first aid basics utilized in wilderness settings.
  5. Be introduced to back country medicine.
  6. Complete all necessary course work to be eligible for WFR certification.