Quest offering Wilderness First Aid course

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 20, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University’s Quest is accepting registrations for a two-day Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder recertification course. Students must pre-register for the course, which runs Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, at Monty’s on BU’s upper campus.

The course will involve both indoor and outdoor scenarios and classroom sessions.

This introductory-level course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, guides and rangers with an introduction to First Aid and patient care in remote settings. Topics include wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date environmental emergency information, and more.

All levels of training and experience are welcome. Upon successful completion of the course, a two-year WMI of NOLS Wilderness First Aid certification will be issued.

The cost of the course is $195. To pre-register or for additional information, contact Quest administrative assistant Susan Lawson at 570-389-2100.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.