REI's Wilderness First-Aid Courses

REI recently announced an initiative to host new Wilderness First Aid courses in REI stores across the country. The courses are a collaboration with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and WMI (Wilderness Medicine Institute. The Wilderness First Aid courses will be led by WMI instructors and REI Outdoor School instructors that have been qualified by WMI.
The courses start this month. They're two days long and teach participants a variety of wilderness medicine skills that are relevant to hunters and anglers. Courses include basics from patient assessment to traumatic, medical and environmental emergencies.
Wilderness First Aid courses are $200 for REI members and $220 for non-members, and include books for each participant.
The courses cover management of spinal cord injuries, head injuries, shock, wilderness wounds, fractures, dislocations, lightning injuries, altitude illnesses, anaphylaxis and cold weather injuries.
For more information on the locations, visit the REI Headlines blog here. For more information on the courses, including schedules and locations, visit the REI store locator.
"REI is extremely pleased to offer a robust wilderness medicine course to our communities," says Rebecca Bear, REI Outdoor School Manager. "From outdoor enthusiasts, parents, teachers, or troop leaders, these courses are excellent preparation for anyone who recreates in the outdoors."