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College offering Wilderness First Responder class in Sinks Canyon

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports

Central Wyoming College's Sinks Canyon Center is offering a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder course that includes CPR for the health care provider.

The course, recognized as the industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain and river guides and ski patrol, is offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Jan. 6 to Jan. 10 and Jan. 13 to Jan. 17.

The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations yet provides additional protocols for remote situations, said instructor Jacob Urban, a Jackson area outdoor educator.

Special topics include CPR, wilderness wound and burn management, head trauma and up-to-date information on environmental emergencies as well as common medical problems. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision making.

Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR.

The cost is $859 for non-credit students though a four college credit option also is available.

To register, call the CWC Lander Outreach Center at 332-3394.