Biking (Mountain) Biking (Mountain)
Biking (Road) Biking (Road)
Camping Camping
Canoeing Canoeing
Caving Caving
Climbing (Bouldering) Climbing (Bouldering)
Climbing (Indoor Bouldering) Climbing (Indoor Bouldering)
Climbing (Indoor Sport) Climbing (Indoor Sport)
Climbing (Indoor Top Rope) Climbing (Indoor Top Rope)
Climbing (Rappelling) Climbing (Rappelling)
Climbing (Sport) Climbing (Sport)
Climbing (Top Rope) Climbing (Top Rope)
Climbing (Trad) Climbing (Trad)
Disc (Frisbee) Golf Disc (Frisbee) Golf
Fishing Fishing
Hang Gliding Hang Gliding
High ropes and challenge courses High ropes and challenge courses
Highway Cleanup Highway Cleanup
Hiking (Backpacking) Hiking (Backpacking)
Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)
Horseback Riding Horseback Riding
Hot Air Ballooning Hot Air Ballooning
Kayaking (Instruction Only) Kayaking (Instruction Only)
Kayaking (River) Kayaking (River)
Kayaking (Sea) Kayaking (Sea)
Kayaking (Whitewater) Kayaking (Whitewater)
Picnics Picnics
River Tubing River Tubing
Running (Road) Running (Road)
Running (Trail) Running (Trail)
Sailing Sailing
Scuba Diving Scuba Diving
Service Projects Service Projects
Skiing (Cross Country) Skiing (Cross Country)
Skiing (Downhill) Skiing (Downhill)
Skydiving Skydiving
Snow Tubing Snow Tubing
Snowboarding Snowboarding
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Social Events, Potlucks etc. Social Events, Potlucks etc.
Stargazing Stargazing
Sunbathing Sunbathing
Swimming Swimming
Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting

START

  • Aug 8
  • 08:00:00
  • UVa Mountain Lake Biological Station

END

  • Aug 9
  • 18:30:00
  • UVa Mountain Lake Biological Station

DEADLINE

  • Aug 5
  • 23:59:00

FEE

  • $160.00

OVERVIEW

Learn how to save life and limb in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

This will be held at a beautiful UVa Thomas Jefferson-designed installation, way up in the mountains above Blacksburg at UVa’s Mountain Lake Biological Station. There’s a small lake for swimming or boating, a sandy beach, trails, campfire circle and more! Saturday night we’ll hike a short distance along the A.T. to Wind Rock for a beautiful sunset view, followed by optional BBQ and campfire. Campfire fun Friday night too if you arrive then. On-site lodging in cottages $9/bed/night, or free camping nearby.

Friday night is CPR/AED/Choking (adult, child, infant).
Saturday-Sunday is Wilderness First Aid.
Choose either one or both courses.

Outdoors at UVAers $25 DISCOUNT off the regular $185 for WFA, plus optional $39 for CPR (Red Cross charges $70 for CPR!)

BONUS if you’re a trip leader: Earn your WFA course FEE BACK BY REIMBURSEMENT! Details: www.outdoorsatuva.org/resources/?WildernessFirstAid

FREE FOR UVA EMPLOYEES! Most academic employees can take one or both of these classes for free! Register and pay for the class to save yourself a spot, then apply for Education Benefits program reimbursement: http://hr.virginia.edu/hr-for-you/university-staff/university-staff-benefits/education-benefits/
The money will come back to you in your paycheck (quite possibly your next paycheck, or at longest within about a month of applying). Note: this benefit does not apply to Health System employees — just academic.

Spaces limited, classes often fill up.
REGISTER AT: www.solowfa.com
More info below.

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OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for academic employees!), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below

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WHY:
Mired in a disaster zone, rural area far from hospital, or travel or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

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TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

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Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, SOLO Instructor, and … co-Founder of Outdoors at UVa.
> *Charitable Donation: 10% of this course’s proceeds will go to Mountain Lake Biological Station.

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TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.” April 2013

“I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!” March 2008

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.” March 2012

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.” October 2007

“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).” December 2012

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.” November 2012

“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.” March 2008

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

“Take the class, Save a life!” July 2008

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/medicwfa

REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

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