Press-Republican

March 10, 2013

Adk Mountain Club offers wilderness first aid, responder classes

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Press-Republican

---- — LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will be hosting a series of wilderness medical training courses, including a weeklong Wilderness First Responder course designed for outdoor professionals.

These intensive courses with Wilderness Medical Associates provide practical, hands-on training both in a classroom setting and outdoors. All courses are conducted at ADK’s Heart Lake Program Center near Lake Placid, in the Adirondack High Peaks region.

The Wilderness First Responder Course, to be held April 6 through 13, is helpful medical training for outdoor educators, guides, search-and-rescue team members and others who work or play in remote areas.

The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.

All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications.

Registration ends Friday, March 22. The cost of the Wilderness First Responder Course is $695, which includes all materials. For an additional $200, packages are available that include meals and on-site lodging for eight nights.

The Wilderness First Aid Course will be offered May 11 and 12 and Nov. 16 and 17. The classes offer hands-on scenarios and lecture structure through which students will learn to assess patients and become certified in wilderness first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis training. Cost is $240, which includes all materials. A $325 package includes instruction, materials, meals and lodging for two nights.

For over 30 years Wilderness Medical Associates International has been teaching practical medicine to people who work in remote and difficult environments.

For information about ADK, visit www.adk.org.