Wilderness First Aid (A/V) Santa Barbara County
Wilderness and backcountry medicine differs significantly from conventional EMS and standard Red Cross courses that are oriented to the urban environment. In these courses, you will learn to deal with medical emergencies when help is miles away and dialing 911 is not an option. You will be prepared for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment. Wilderness First Aid is an excellent introduction to wilderness medicine. Anyone who spends time in the outdoors owes it to themselves and their partners to take this 16 hour course. Successful completion of the course will include Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications from Wilderness Medical Associates which are both valid for 3 years. This CPR course curriculum is consistent with current American Heart Association standards for the lay rescuer. In addition, it addresses in more detail the special concerns in a remote or wilderness setting.