Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED
- Registration Fee: $40-$240
- Camping overnight is not required but is an option for your convenience. Registration does NOT include overnight accommodations. To add an overnight stay, please contact 215-348-7205 x305.
- Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
- Participants must provide proof of a current nationally accredited or Scouts BSA approved CPR/AED certification or can take the optional CPR/AED class and certification which will be held the Friday night prior at an additional cost.
- Both classes are In-Person and Hands-on. (This is not a virtual or hybrid class.)
- Personal Protective Equipment will be provided (Nitrile gloves, disposable masks, CPR mouth barriers. CPR mannequins utilize replaceable lung bags.)
- Lunch is not provided. Wawa is 10-15 minutes away in Plumsteadville.
CPR/AED (If needed) is offered Friday night (3-4 hours) 6:00PM. This course is based on the ECSI 8th Edition, CPR/AED and is valid for two years upon completion. If you already have a current nationally accredited or Scouts BSA approved (Red Cross, American Heart Association, ECSI, etc.) CPR/AED certification, you will need to forward proof in advance. Please also make sure that your CPR/AED certification will be current throughout the Summer, or for your trip, etc.
Wilderness First Aid (16 Hour, Intermediate) This is a two-day course- Saturday AND Sunday 8:00AM-5:00PM with a one hour lunch break. You must attend both days for the 16 Hour (Intermediate) certification. This course is based on the ECSI 6th Edition, Wilderness First Aid and is valid for two years upon completion.
NOTE- These courses are currently open to anyone that is required to have this training to attend Scouts BSA High Adventure, NICA Mountain Bike coaches, Appalachian Mountain Club (or similar,) Camps (as Guides.)
Learn how to manage common injuries and illnesses when definitive medical care is an hour or more away. Successful completion of this course and written test results in a Wilderness First Aid (Intermediate) certification which complies with the Wilderness First Aid requirements for Scouts BSA High Adventure Camps including Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, Northern Tier, and Summit Bechtel Reserve which require at least one person per trek (two per trek at Philmont Scout Ranch) to be current in Wilderness First Aid through one of the BSA’s approved providers. Having more participants trained in Wilderness First Aid skills is highly recommended for any high adventure or backcountry experience.
Participants will learn and demonstrate patient assessment, how to provide effective first aid treatments for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, bleeding control (STOP THE BLEED®,) assembling and maintaining trip specific first aid kits, how to make appropriate evacuation decisions, and more.
Instruction will take place both in the classroom and outdoors regardless of the weather, so be prepared for any condition. Bring your upcoming trip/ activity personal gear (as much as possible suited for your trip or activity) including water (leave water bladders at home,) snacks, lunch, clothing, rain gear, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, first aid kit, etc.
Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing; you will be inside and outside, practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, lifting, and carrying.