Few last minute openings available! Private message JanetL for more information.
Join NSPN for a Wilderness First Aid class taught by Todd Johnstone-Wright, expert kayaker, BCU/ACA coach/instructor, and EMT.
The class will be held at the Gould Barn in Topsfield, MA, from 8am-5pm.
You MUST be a member to register for the course. (If not, join here)
We are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks will be worn in all patient-care scenarios and indoor activities.
We promise an educational, practical, and FUN experience... hope to see many members there!
More info from SOLO...
WHAT IS WFA?
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.