Wilderness First Aid



Description

Learn how to protect yourself from wilderness hazards and do first aid outdoors or anywhere. We use vivid slides and an interactive teaching style to introduce the concepts, then train you to do the skills and improvise care with whatever you carry for your outdoor trips. National certification is valid for 2 years. Topics include:

Wilderness First Aid in Oakland

May 7-8: Saturday 8:30 to 5; Sunday 9 to 5
Sierra Club National Headquarters: 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300, Oakland

These courses are sponsored by the Activities Committee of the Sierra Club (S.F. Bay Chapter), and meet the first aid requirements for Sierra Club outings leaders.
Certification by the National Association for Search and Rescue, valid 2 years, is included in the course fee.

Registration
Go to  https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay. Click on Calendar. Use the right arrow in the calendar to advance to May. Click on Wilderness First Aid class and follow instructions to register.
Be prepared to pay the course fee to the instructor in class.
Sierra Club members, $80. Non-members, $100. Cash or check to Steve Donelan.
The chapter pays for current SF Bay Chapter outings leaders, but they must mail a
$50 deposit check to the chapter at PO Box 2663, Berkeley CA 94702, payable to "Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter", memo "Deposit for WFA leader registration". This check will be destroyed if they show up, but cashed if they do not show up.

Textbook
Wilderness Emergency Care by Steve Donelan. You can use the old edition for this class (or Steve's Wilderness First Aid) if you have it. If not, order Wilderness Emergency Care, Third Edition Revised from Amazon. It is now published by NASAR, greatly revised and expanded, with all photos in full color.
Since the Sports Basement weekend hours give us an hour less class time than usual, everyone needs to use the book to do some preparation, so that we can complete the WFA topics and skills at a faster pace.

Instructor
Steve has been developing and teaching courses in wilderness and pre-hospital emergency care for 35 years. He is the program author and instructor trainer for the WEC program he developed for the National Association for Search and Rescue (www.wildernessemergencycare.org), and an Outdoor Eemrgency Care instructor for the National Ski Patrol. Steve has published many articles on emergency care and how to teach it, as well as several textbooks. He is also a peer reviewer and contributor of the Wilderness Medical Society's Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care.





Wilderness First Aid in Palo Alto
To be scheduled after Sierra Club offices reopen
at
the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter office, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

2 options: Wilderness First Aid (both days) for $80 ($100 for non-members)
OR Basic Wilderness First Aid (Saturday only) for $50 ($60 for non-members)
Includes national certification, valid 2 years.

      Registration
      Email Steve Donelan to register and get the schedule and instructions: donelan@sonic.net. cc: lisa.barboza@gmail.com.
      Then mail your check to Barbara Kelsey, Chapter Coordinator, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto CA 94303.
       Make it out to Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter and write WFA class on the memo line.
         

       
Textbook
       
Wilderness Emergency Care by Steve Donelan. You can use the old edition if you have it.
        If not, order Wilderness Emergency Care, Third Edition Revised from Amazon
        or from the National Association for Search and Rescue (www.wildernessemergencycare.org).

       



 

Steve Donelan

donelan@sonic.net
last update: April 20, 2022