Health + Wellness
Basic Wilderness Life Support® (BWLS) was created for all outdoor enthusiasts including: scout leaders, hikers, bikers, skiers, climbers, kayakers, hunters, fishermen and trail runners. Basic Wilderness Life Support 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 for evacuation. Fast paced and hands-on, this course is preparation for the prevention and management of real emergencies that can occur in the wild (or even in your backyard).
|Date:||Sunday, March 10, 2013|
|Time:||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Instructors:||Drs. Jane Corboy and John Rogers are certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Advanced Wilderness Live Support. They have extensive experience in mountaineering, whitewater rafting, and backpacking and are award-winning teachers.|
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. Participants will gain experience with evaluation and initial management of medical emergencies in a non-medical environment. The course will be divided between lectures and hands-on practice of the content being taught, including short role-playing medical scenarios.
Topics will include:
Participants will receive a textbook and a field guide with the course. At the end of the day, participants will receive a BWLS certificate.
|Note:||Minimum course registration of 12 required to hold the course. The course is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 12 registrants at least 2 weeks in advance of the course.|
|Cost:||$120 M and BCM or UTHSC Medical Students / $150 NM
(Includes $50 cost of BWLS Certification.)
|This class is full and now closed to registration. Please contact the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to inquire about available openings.|