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OCRE 2300 - Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
Course Fee: $230.00
Course Fee Purpose: Syllabus Statement in Regard to Course Fees

Course Fee: This course has a fee attached. Course fees are established to benefit the students in this course and may, among other things, be used to cover the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance, consumable materials, or to meet specific regulatory requirements and best practices. The course fees in this course will be used to support nationally recognized certification for students in both wilderness first responder (WFR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Each student is individually tested and assessed for proficiency to earn the wilderness first responder certification. All students are tested as part of this course. The typical fee range for WFR courses is between $700 and $800. Courses are typically 8-10 days in duration, and fees often do not include lodging or meals.
Description: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is an industry-standard, internationally recognized 72-80 hour (per provider) certification course focused on emergency response for remote settings in the backcountry. The course is designed for professionals who intend to work in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting, or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions. Participants will learn systems for patient assessment, extended care (including CPR), and rescue/evacuation in remote settings. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills necessary for responsible practice in the field of outdoor recreation. Upon successful completion of the course (including a written and practical exam), students will earn an internationally recognized professional certification.



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