Wilderness First Responder Course & Holistic Health Seminar
October 24 – November 6, 2021
This 100-hour seminar is 14 days in length and combines the fundamentals of Wilderness Medicine with a Holistic Health practice and biological understandings of the inter-workings of the body’s systems.
We promote a balanced approach to lifestyle by integrating a holistic heath practice of diet, yoga, meditation and physical activity into the traditional Wilderness First Responder.
Our days begin with sunrise sessions of the practice of yoga and meditation followed by light physical activity (walk, jog or run). Breakfast is then prepared and shared over camp stoves before heading into the “classroom” for the day.
Classroom sessions include: lecture, skills labs, scenarios, on-trail field days and scenario based learning.
The Wilderness First Responder curriculum (SOLO) includes standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote or wilderness environments. Special topics include, but are not limited to: the lifting and moving of patients, CPR, wound and burn care management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term patient care, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common medical problems, and advice on OTC and Rx drug therapies.
Emphasis is placed on prevention through personal risk management and decision-making.
Upon successful completion of the WFR & HH Seminar students will receive: JHOLI Holistic Practice Certificate of Completion, Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support CPR certifications.
For an additional cost students can obtain college credits through our partnership with Central Wyoming College - Jackson Outreach Center. Reach out to us for more details regarding course specifics, credit offerings and associated cost.