Health + Wellness
Basic Wilderness Life Support
Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructors: Drs. Jane Corboy and John Rogers are certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Advanced Wilderness Life Support. They have extensive experience in mountaineering, whitewater rafting, and backpacking, and are awardwinning teachers.
Cost: $120 M / $150 NM . Includes $50 for BWLS Certification.
Basic Wilderness Life Support®
certification is a one day course that will
teach you to prepare for your outing,
assess injuries and scene safety, decide
whether to evacuate or treat a patient,
and determine the best method of
evacuation. Fast paced and handson,
this course is preparation for the
prevention and management of real
emergencies that can occur in the wild
(or even in your back yard). The course
covers a wide range of outdoors and
back-country topics and will teach
participants to assess and deal with
medical situations with limited resources.
The course-time will be divided between
lectures and hands-on practice of the
content being taught. Short role-playing
medical scenarios will be enhanced with
stage make-up and fake blood.
Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS)
was created for all outdoor enthusiasts
including: scout leaders, hikers, bikers,
skiers, climbers, kayakers, hunters,
fisherman, and trail runners. Participants
will receive a textbook and a field
guide with the course. At the end of
the day participants will receive a BWLS
certificate. Topics will include:
- Essentials for Wilderness Travel
- Environmental Injuries
- Patient Assessment
- Wilderness Medicine Scenarios
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