NOLS Wilderness First Aid

Coming 2020

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

  • 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.





Dates: October 19th - 20th

Location: 205 Batesville Rd. Simpsonville SC 29681

Age Requirement: 16

Sponsored By: NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Lodging Available (See options at checkout)

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




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