Wilderness First Responder Certification Option

 Students practice their wilderness medicine skills during a scenario

Students practice their wilderness medicine skills during a scenario

 

Session II: Field Course + Wilderness First Responder Certification Option

Wilderness First Responder Certification: In addition to the archaeological field course, Session II offers participants the opportunity to gain professional level wilderness medicine certification from Aerie Backcountry Medicine (www.aeriemedicine.com). Aerie’s 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and travelers, preparing them to care for injuries and illnesses in remote, resource limited environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, and fun.
Through dynamic presentations, hands-on practice, and scenarios we address injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term patient management, improvised splint and litter construction, and environmental emergencies while stressing the thought processes unique to caring for patients in remote environments. WFR students additionally receive CPR certification and may apply for 2 University of Montana credits through Health and Human Performance (additional fee applies).