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A woman pretends to be injured during one of VCU's Wilderness First Responder courses

VCU offers a Wilderness First Responder course

April 9, 2018

If you are out in a remote location with a group and medical intervention becomes necessary, would you know what to do? VCU’s Outdoor Adventure Program presents Wilderness First Responder, a course that provides medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief.

The hands-on, in-depth curriculum is comprehensive and practical. The Wilderness First Responder course covers response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft tissue injuries, medical emergencies and CPR training.

This course will be held at VCU Rice Rivers Center May 12 – 20, 2018 and lodging is available for the length of the course on-site at the Inger Rice Lodge.

The schedule is as follows:

May 12 – 18
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 19
8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

May 20
8:30 – 5 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit

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