The next Wilderness course will be held on May 4th and 5th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Red Roof Plus (conference room) located at 1200 Winchester Parkway SE in Smyrna, GA 30080.
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course is to provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response, such as wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
Wilderness First Aid is the assessment of and treatment given to an injured or ill person in a remote environment where definitive care by a health care provider and/or rapid transport is not readily available.
Remote environments may also be created during disasters and therefore this course is valuable for anyone preparing to respond to these situations personally or with an organization.
In this course, participants will learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to first aid emergencies based on their training. This course serves to meet the health and safety needs of those who are interested in the outdoors, live or work in remote areas or who are preparing to respond to disaster areas.
Current Adult CPR/AED certification is required to participate in this course. Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.
Approximately 16 hours