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RPK - Recreation and Parks

RPK 230

WILDERNESS MEDICINE

(4.00 CR.)

Examines the role of outdoor professional in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. An intensive 72 hour Wilderness First Responder(WFR) course which provides in-depth training in the areas of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment, circulatory system, respiratory system, lifting, moving and extrication, fractures, stable injuries, nervous-system, wounds, burns, principles of trauma, spine injuries, emergency childbirth, toxins, bites, stings, altitude/diving, hypo/ hyperthermia, near drowning, frostbite, lightning, allergies, anaphylaxis, medical and legal issues, search and rescue and personal preparedness. Course requires successful passage of National Certification Exam. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

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