Wilderness First Aid

In preparation for the camping trips, the faculty has been participating in a two-day hands-on wilderness first aid training with Solo, a leading wilderness medicine training program. After classroom discussions, they broke up into smaller groups to practice specific skills like assessing a patient, building a splint, improvising a litter, etc. They practice being both patients and care-givers. A critical part of the training is the presentation of real-life emergency scenarios. They make the scenarios as realistic as possible to give the faculty the opportunity to think about how to prevent or respond to an emergency situation. Upon completion, all faculty receive their WFA certification. Taking the time to learn these few essential skills helps to keep everyone safe while exploring the woods and waterways of New England.

It’s all in a days work. Learning how to splint an injured ankle during wilderness first aid training.

It’s all in a days work. Learning how to splint an injured ankle during wilderness first aid training.