Wilderness First Responder Recertification (PE 1627)



Fri-Sat          4/17/20, 5:30pm to 4/18/20, 6:00pm
Sunday        4/19/20   8:00am to 6:00pm


Students: $345
CU Faculty/Staff: $380

Drop Deadline: 1/22/20

Enroll by Student Center or by contacting us at 607-255-6183 or coed@cornell.edu


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Medical Form

This 3-day (24 hour) course is a recertification course open to graduates of ALL wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current certification, who are also Cornell faculty, staff,  students, or their immediate families.  Upon successful completion of this course you will receive certificates of course completion in WFR, Anaphylaxis and BLS-level CPR certifications.  Completion of pre-course study packet is required for all participants.  

Topics include patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, environmental medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, wilderness protocols, and wilderness rescue.

24 hours contact time over 3 days. This semester we'll syart at 5pm, and stay overnight in the Yurts at the Hoffman Challenge Course.  Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions and rescue simulations. Expect one or two rescue simulations with made-up victims and stage blood that will be videotaped for enhanced learning. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments.

Sample Syllabus
Day 1
8 hours Introduction/Registration; Review Study Packet; Patient Assessment System; Basic Life Support; Circulatory System; Respiratory System; Nervous System; Lifts, Moves and Extrications; PAS Drills

Day 2
8 hours Musculoskeletal; Dislocations; Spine Management; Wounds and Burns; PAS Drills; Splints I - Extremities; Splints II - Spines; Simulation;

Day 3
8 hours Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Environmental Injuries; PAS Drills; Simulation; Final Testing; Conclusion

ATTENDANCE POLICY:  You must attend all class sessions to receive credit for this class.