Wilderness First Aid and CPR class brought to you by Brown County Bikes! We are very excited to be the host of a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course and CPR training (SOLO certification) taking place in Brown County Indiana.
This is a 16-hour, 2 day, entry level course. It's great for outdoor enthusiasts looking to learn more about wilderness medicine and first aid in the backcountry and anyone looking to feel more safe and confident in the outdoors alone or with a group. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment of injuries that may occur in the wilderness. Students will have an opportunity to learn practical skills through hands-on scenarios as well as in a traditional classroom setting.
Upon completing and passing the course you will receive your Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification through SOLO, this is a 2-year certification, SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course training booklet, accredited teachers from SOLO whom also teach WFA at Indiana University, "in the field" practice, real life scene scenarios for training. The course is both classroom and outdoors and very interactive be ready to participate and learn together with your peers.
Cost Wilderness First Aid Certification: $250.00
Brown County History Center
90 Gould St
Nashville, IN 47448
Saturday March 18th 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday March 19th 8:00am – 4:30pm
(includes 30 min lunch both days)
SOLO CPR Course Cost: $55.00
SOLO CPR Certification:
Are you interested or do you need to re-certify your CPR? We are offering a 2 hour CPR training (certification through SOLO). If you are interested please sign up below.
*Note the CPR training is a SOLO certification, if you have any questions please reach out to us.
Gear List: (you need to bring)
Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
Rain gear (tops and bottoms – we will be outside rain or shine)
Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
Pen and notepad
Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
2 cloth face coverings – 1 for Sat, 1 for Sun (required)
Nitrile Gloves (as many pair as you are able to obtain. 6 pair required minimum)
Old Sleeping bag or blanket
First Aid Kit you normally bring on outings
Sleeping Pad and cordage to keep it rolled up (this will serve as your ‘patient’. We will strive to make the scenarios as real as possible while keeping physical distancing guidelines in place)
Trekking poles, Crazy Creek Chair, Sam Splint (all optional)
Protective eye-ware (safety glasses)
Latex or any type of gloves *Gloves will need to be changed with each new physical contact scenario (please bring multiple)
COVID-19 Disclaimer: This wilderness medical training consists of didactic and practical skills. During didactic lessons, students will be separated for their comfort level. Group sizes are smaller to support this. However, where the appropriate assessment of patients requires physically touching a patient, there is always the potential of risk in doing so. We are requesting students take additional precautions by following any CDC guidelines in place during the course. We also require personal protective equipment (PPE) be worn as we would when working on real patients. Students (as patients and rescuers) MUST wear gloves and we recommend wearing a face mask during ANY hands-on work. With these additional requirements, we are working to reduce the risks that are present. In taking the training, you understand the associated risks are similar to coming across a patient in the backcountry.
Brown County Bikes cannot prevent you or your child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in our events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in Brown County Bikes services you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Students MUST be asymptomatic of any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms in order to participate in the course. Students should not attend the course if they have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
Looking for a place to stay? Check out the Brown County Barn Burner! https://bcbarnburner.com/
There are also plenty of camping, hotels and airbnb options, check out the link before fro more resources!
Meet your Instructors:
SOLO Instructors – Tymme Laun and Danyele Green both have their Wilderness First Responder certifications and have completed multiple cave rescue courses over the past 2 ½ decades. Tymme has Level 3 certification and Danyele has completed Level 1 with NCRC. They also assist in the weekend orientation to cave rescue course offered by NCRC and have taught for NASAR in the past through courses offered at Indiana University. An in-cave accident many years ago jump started their passion for adding wilderness medicine courses into their knowledge base. They both have a passion for sharing the knowledge learned with others and look forward to our upcoming course.
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