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NOLS Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (with CPR) - 18084

Friday, Feb 25, 2022 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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Leader: Dan Dunne

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Description: The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) course is a 24-hour course taught by NOLS. The WFRR course is designed to update and recertify your skills in making critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: Hold a current Wilderness First Responder Certification or be in your certification's grace period. You must be 16 years old to attend this course. Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR re-certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs are eligible for 18 hours of continuing education (CEUs). All certifications are current for two years.

Location: Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union in Madison-800 Langdon Street. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food. 

Important Covid 19 Update: After careful consideration, NOLS will be putting a student vaccination requirement into effect for all US-based courses, starting in November 2021. This decision is grounded in our commitment to our students, our staff, and our NOLS communities to provide reasonable protection against known and predictable risks, and to avoid preventable harm. This policy also puts our practices into alignment with many hospitals, colleges, course venues, and partners across the United States. 

Policy Summary: 

  • Wilderness Medicine students on courses starting November 1-11, 2021 are required to have received their final dose of a WHO-sanctioned vaccine before the course start date.
  • Wilderness Medicine students on courses starting on or after November 12, 2021 will be required to be fully vaccinated (have received all doses and have passed the necessary waiting period, typically 2 weeks) before the course start.
  • Details are being finalized regarding NOLS employees and will be announced soon.
  • We will continue to follow CDC recommendations on masking, using KN95 masks indoors and when in close proximity with others.
  • Exemptions will be granted on a limited basis.
  • We will honor sponsor and venue vaccination requirements that are more restrictive or go into effect sooner than the NOLS policy.

For more information, please visit the NOLS Program Notice

For sign up troubleshooting or any NOLS Wilderness Medicine questions, please contact Dan Dunne - 608-262-7445

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15 days or greater prior to the course start date – Students may cancel the course, and will receive a refund less a $50.00 fee. Less than 15 days prior to the course start date – The course is non-refundable. Tuition in full is due at 15 days. Payment Policy If NOLS Wilderness Medicine is providing the registration service for your course, full tuition payment must be received by the cancellation deadline for your course. Failure to pay in full for a course by the deadline will result in the cancelation of your registration, and retention of all monies paid. For WEMT/MED/WME courses tuition in full is due 45 days prior to the course start date. For all other wilderness medicine courses payment in full is due 15 days prior to your course start. Attendance Policy Students are required to attend all class sessions and field exercises. Students may miss no more than 10% of the course hours. Review of missed curriculum or examinations is the student’s responsibility. Students with absences exceeding 10% of course hours will not be eligible for testing and/or certification. No refunds of tuition or course costs will be offered.
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