DAVIDSON OUTDOORS WAFA COURSE INFORMATION January 7 – 10, 2012
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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 email@example.com. I look forward to
seeing you in January.