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Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course (WFC)

  • Monday, February 05, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 07, 2024
  • YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

WRC refreshes a current Wilderness First Responder certification with new research in wilderness medicine based on the Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines and updated industry-standard guidelines set forth by the Wilderness Education Medicine Collaborative (WMEC). Course participants will review foundational knowledge and apply newly learned skills and guidelines via hands-on scenarios and simulations. This course is a hybrid model, with an online session (8 hours) and an in-person session (16 hours), totaling 24 hours. 

This course includes the hybrid Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course (WFC) (3 year certification), CPR (3 year certification), and Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training (2 year certification)

Details: The Hybrid WRC format offers 8 hours of self-paced, online instruction followed by two consecutive days in the classroom (Feb 5-6, 2024). The online component is hosted on CANVASĀ®, a cloud-based classroom and powerful learning management system that allows individual students to work at a personalized pace. The online material consists of reading assignments, case studies, videos, photos, animations, quizzes, and a midterm exam and is available approximately 1 month before the in-person classroom section.   

The hybrid format works best for self-motivated individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, and high-speed internet. This instructional format provides opportunities for course participants to learn at their own speed, during their most convenient times, in their own space. 

During the classroom section, course participants integrate their knowledge via drills, skill stations, scenarios, simulations, and discussions with the same instructor team that support them during the online component.

Registration for the Hybrid WRC includes both the online and classroom sections. In the event that an individual is unable to meet in-person, or a classroom section is canceled, course participants have the flexibility to transfer to another 2-day classroom section as long as it is within 1-year of completing the online component. 

Dates: In-Person, Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

84 Blue Ridge Circle

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Course Fee: $450 (includes both online and classroom sessions) 

Prerequisites: Valid WFR certification. 

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Lodging: Lodging at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly can be purchased when registering for this event. 

Meals: No meals will be provided. Black Mountain has a variety of restaurants within a short drive of the YMCA. The YMCA will also have a small kitchenette with refrigerator available for attendees to use.

For More Info: visit Desert Mountain Medicine

Minimum: This course will run with a minimum of 15 participants. If the course minimum is not met by 1 month prior to the course start date, the course will be canceled and registrants will be refunded. 

Cancelation Policy:

Registration: Register HERE!

The deadline for registration is Jan 1, 2024.

Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B, Box 136
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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