Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind., will host its annual Wilderness First Aid Workshop Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Instructors from the SOLO School of Emergency Medicine and Rescue, Conway, N.H., will teach the 16-hour course. Participants earn a two-year certification recognized by the American Camping Association, U.S. Coast Guard and various guide licensing boards.
The Wilderness First Aid curriculum covers patient assessment, rescue techniques, fractures/dislocations, splint improvisation, spinal cord injury, management of environmental emergencies, shock and preparedness. Hands-on practice with medical scenarios is an important part of the course.
A cost of $175 covers instruction and lunches. Lodging is also available Thursday night at no additional charge. To learn more about SOLO courses, see www.soloschools.com/” http://www.soloschools.com/. To register and get directions, email “mailto:email@example.com” firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-799-5869.