NOLS Wilderness First Aid

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October 8th to 9th, 2022
@ The Cottage
3664 River Road, Union SC 29379

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine taught over two days. This is the perfect First Aid Course for those wanting to work at wilderness camps, as guides, or just to enjoy weekend family outdoor activities where help isn't immediately available.

In rural or remote areas where EMS response can be expected to much longer than the typical 10 to 15 minutes and should you will need to provide extended first aid to someone, the wilderness first aid course provides training may help you in these circumstances. You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for illnesses, injuries and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

  • Step forward in an emergency with this 16 to 20-hour course designed to introduce wilderness medicine principles.
  • Learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and act with confidence away from medical care.
  • Engage in classroom lectures and demonstrations, combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will help to integrate your learning.

Training is conducted both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!


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On Site Camping with Available Porta Shower and Porta Potty  $25.00 per day

Nearby Hotels:

Days Inn, 101 Toshes Creek Cir, UnionSC 29379, (864) 427-0308
Quality Inn, 315 N Duncan Bypass US 176, Union, SC 29379, (864) 427-5060
Magnuson Hotel, 1235 Duncan Bypass, Union, SC 29379(864) 427-5682

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Topics Covered


Patient Assessment System
Emergency and Evacuation Plans
Spine Injury
Head Injury
Wilderness Wound Management


Wilderness Wound Management
Musculoskeletal Injury
Heat Illness
Cold Injury
Altitude Illness
Chest Pain
Abdominal Pain
Shortness of Breath
Altered Mental Status

Sponsored By: NOLS Wilderness Medicine, Landmark Learning, and Trail Blazer Survival