Availability: May 01 - 31, 2019
Wilderness First Aid Spring
Thank you for your interest in an Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) workshop.

The Wilderness First Aid is hosted at ADKs Education Yurt Village, located at 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. This is an intensive two-day workshop that will teach students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help and dialing 911 is not an option. The curriculum is comprehensive, yet practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. Class time will be spent both inside and outside in the rain, sunshine, or snow. Please be prepared for colder conditions. Good physical condition, proper clothing, and proper equipment are a must.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the Wilderness Medical Associates Wilderness First Aid certification, Healthcare Provider level CPR certification including the use of AED, and will be certified to treat anaphylaxis through epinephrine administration.

The program will be led by instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates International. Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) has been teaching wilderness medicine courses throughout the country for over a decade and is recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of wilderness first aid. All WMA instructors have substantial experience in emergency medicine, backcountry trekking, and teaching.

A Course & Accommodations Package is available for up to 20 participants, which includes instruction, course materials, parking, lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals starting with dinner Friday evening through lunch on Sunday. To get the most out of the workshop, participants are encouraged to stay right at ADKs facilities. Space is reserved for participants in the lodging yurts. Package participants should bring their own sleeping bag/warm linens, a pillow, and towels. While the yurts are heated (55 degrees Fahrenheit), the wash house and restrooms are a two-minute walk from the Yurt Village so cold-weather clothing and a headlamp are required.

ADK members receive a 10% discount on programs and lodging. To reserve lodging at the Adirondak Loj, please call the Adirondack Mountain Club at (518) 523-3441 or book online.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Tyler Socash, ADKs Outdoor Skills Coordinator, at (518) 523-3480 x 20 or by email at skills@adk.org

We look forward to meeting you. Come prepared to learn and to have fun!
Minimum age: 16