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Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a four-day course designed to provide first aid training for people who need more training than a short introductory course can provide, but who cannot commit the time and funds required for Wilderness First Responder or WEMT training.

1/7/2012 to 1/10/2012
When: 1/7/2012
8:00 AM
Where: Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina 
United States
Contact: Ed Daugherty

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DAVIDSON OUTDOORS WAFA COURSE INFORMATION January 7 – 10, 2012

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a four-day course designed to provide first aid training for people who need more training than a short introductory course can provide, but who cannot commit the time and funds required for Wilderness First Responder or WEMT training.

WAFA has become a standard level of first aid certification for field staff of many summer camps, college programs and guide services. The course emphasizes thorough patient assessment and subsequent treatment and management for wounds, burns, blisters, concussion, hypo- and hyperthermia, drowning, lightning, anaphylaxis, toxins, and common medical problems. Outdoor leaders can benefit greatly from the instruction on anticipating and preventing these problems in the first place. For more information about the course, call Wilderness Medical Associates in Portland, ME at 888-WILDMED, or look up their website at www.wildmed.com.

Wilderness First Resoponder certification can be achieved by taking the WAFA and the subsequent WFR Bridge, Jan. 12 – 15 2012. The WFR Bridge is priced at the same rates as the WAFA. Those who wish to recertify a WFR should take the WFR Bridge course.

The class will start Saturday, 1/7 at 8:00 am in the Shaw Smith 900 Room on the 3rd floor of the Knobloch Campus Center on the Davidson campus. There is a lot to do in a short period of time, so we cannot wait for late arrivals. Please be on time. Free lodging ( i.e. co-ed, indoor floorspace) and camping are available beginning Thursday night at Erwin Lodge, 1345 Grey Rd, Davidson.

Directions to the campus center and to the lodge will be sent when you register. General directions to Davidson and a campus map are available at: http://www2.davidson.edu/welcome/wel_maps.asp

Certification is good for three years and is dependent on 2 main criteria: You must demonstrate an understanding of the first aid skills taught, both in the classroom and in simulations, and you must attend the entire course. This course satisfies WMA WFR re-certification requirements

Price: Public $325, Davidson students, faculty & staff $270, DO TLs $245. Full payment is required to reserve your space. Includes lunches on all four class days and the option of free lodging (camping or floor space) at the course site. 

Please stop by DO to make a payment to register. If you can’t do that, send your check, payable to Davidson College, to:

WAFA Registration

Davidson Outdoors

Box 7182

Davidson, NC 28035-7182

Cancellations and refunds: A full refund will be given for cancellations made before December 1st. Cancellations after December 1st and before December 10th will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund given for cancellations after December 10th.

Lodging: Free camping is available at the course site. Participants may sleep on the floor in Erwin Lodge (a 15 minute walk from the campus center) or set up a tent in the wooded area surrounding the lodge. Showers will be available on campus. Motel lodging is available within 5 miles of campus. For a list of area lodging options, see www2.davidson.edu/admission/admis_visit.asp. If you are a current student, details about lodging and access to your residence hall will be available in November.

Meals: There will not be a meal plan. The Union Café will have limited lunch hours, yet to be determined. There are many restaurants and grocery stores nearby.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (704) 894-2173, or by e-mail at eddaugherty@davidson.edu. I look forward to seeing you in January.

Ed Daugherty

Director, Davidson Outdoors

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