- Estimated Cost: $175
- Deposit: $175
- Max Trip Size: 12 people
What would you do if you were on a remote backcountry trip and someone became ill or injured? Wilderness First Aid is First Aid more than an hour from medical assistance. As a result it means assessing the person’s ability to remain on the trip or need for more medical assistance. This means making decisions about evacuation, and also caring for the person while helping them out or waiting for emergency response. Tom O’Neal, our instructor, is a Wilderness First Responder and Trainer for Boy Scouts, Rovers, and Inland Sea Kayakers over many years. He also is a bike medic for events, including the Twin Cities Marathon.
The class will go from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. It will involve a number of hands on activities. This is a joint activity between Rovers and Inland Sea Kayakers and participants must be Rover or ISK members at the time of registration and at the time of the class.
Because participants will be working in close quarters on simulated injury and illness situations, Participants are encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID. During scenarios, participants will be asked to wear masks and gloves. These will be made available to participants.