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Wilderness First Aid Course
August 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5$40.00 – $199.00
Wilderness First Aid Course brought to you by DNK Presents! We are very excited to be the host of a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course 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 Certification through SOLO, this is a 2-year certification.
*Please note that SOLO and our instructors are taking extra precautions due to COVID-19 and will be practicing social distancing during the course.
Brown County History Center
90 East Gould
Nashville, IN 47448
Saturday, Aug 22 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 23 8:00am – 4:30pm
(includes 30 min lunch both days)
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)
- Sun protection
- Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
- Pen and notepad
- Timekeeping device
- Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
- Insect repellent
- 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)
- Tarp (optional)
- 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 by 6ft in the classroom space. 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring students to take additional precautions throughout the course. Students (patients and rescuers) MUST wear gloves, a face mask, and eye protection during ANY hands-on work. With these additional requirements, we are working to reduce the risk that is present. In taking the training, you understand the associated risks are similar to coming across a patient in the backcountry.
DNK Presents 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 DNK Presents’ 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.
Early Bird $179.00 now until July 31st
Full Price $199.00 begins Aug. 1st-Aug. 7th
Are you interested or do you need to re-certify your CPR? We are offering a 4 hour CPR training after the class on Saturday August 22nd from 5-9pm. If you are interested please sign up below.
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.