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February 8, 2017

Wilderness first aid training workshop offered in Woodstock

Feb. 11-12—WOODSTOCK—A part of the Working Woodlands Workshop series, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will host wilderness first aid training in partnership with SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities), Feb. 11-12. wilderness first Aid (WFA) is a 16-hour course that creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the Mountain/Woods First Aid course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which other backcountry medicine courses are based. Some topics include patient assessment system, SOAP note documentation, patient lifting and moving, musculoskeletal anatomy and injuries, principles of fracture care and splinting, cold and heat related injuries, trauma, soft tissue injuries and medical emergencies, sprains and strains, spinal cord injury management, use of epinephrine, environmental emergencies, safety preparedness, treatment of common problems and rescue planning.
Workshop will be both inside and outdoors, so participants should dress appropriately for all conditions, and bring a bagged lunch. Additional material list will be provided upon registration.
The workshop will run Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, with an hour lunch. The location will be the Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock. Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.
Pre-registration is required by Feb. 6, with a limit of 30 participants, by visiting nps.gov/mabi/learn/nature/upload/Winter-Wilderness-First-Aid-Registration-2017.pdf
For registration questions call 802-291-1904 or email Christine_frohloff@partner.nps.gov. $160 registration is due Feb. 11.
SOLO was founded in 1976 as a school dedicated to teaching wilderness and emergency medicine. SOLO is best-known as the first organization to recognize the legitimacy of this type of training and make a commitment to being the only full-time training center of its kind in the world. Combining the theoretical with the experiential, SOLO Wilderness and Emergency Medicine courses are designed to teach the skills and knowledge for a safe, successful rescue operation or casual outdoor venture, with an emphasis always on awareness, prevention, and the environment with lots of hands-on practice.

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