Wilderness First Aid offered by UCSC Recreation

Wilderness First Aid, a fast paced, hands-on, two-day course covering a wide range of wilderness medicine topics, is being offered this spring through UCSC Recreation. The course is cosponsored by the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, What do I do now? In this course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

WMI's curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out, such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment, and epinephrine administration.

In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals in remote locations.

WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies.

The cost is $185. All three courses will be taught at Stevenson College, Room 175, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Class 4: Sat.-Sun. April 12-13

Class 5: Sat.-Sun. April 26-27

Class 6: Sat.-Sun. May 10-11

To register, go to www.ucscrecreation.com; for more information, call (831) 459-2806