Bloomsburg University’s Quest program offers wilderness first responder course

For Immediate Release

Date: June 27, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Quest Outdoor Adventure and Leadership training program will offer a wilderness first responder course Thursday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 6, at College Misericordia, Dallas, Pa. The 80-hour course will be taught by instructors from the Wilderness Medicine Institute, a branch of the National Outdoor Leadership School, and is approved for 70 hours of continuing education credits for emergency medical technicians.

The wilderness first responder course is designed to train outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in the skills needed to provide first aid and patient care in remote settings. Topics include long-term patient care, wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations and administering medications.

The course will combine classroom lectures, skills practice sessions, case studies, role playing and simulated rescues, including a four-hour evening mock rescue. Heartsaver adult CPR certification is included. Tuition of $525 covers textbooks, syllabus, equipment and certifications. Camp sites will be available free of charge and residence hall accommodations may be reserved for an additional $180.

For information, contact BU’s Quest office at (570) 389-4323.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.