Wilderness First Aid Class
Foothills Learning Center
May 30 & 31, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
You are invited to attend a Wilderness First Aid Course specifically designed for the Idaho High School Cycling League. The course will be approximately 16 hours, divided over two days, and will be held at the Foothills Learning Center located on 8th Street shortly after it turns to dirt heading up into the foothills.
The Wilderness First Aid Course will meet all requirements outlined by the Wilderness Medical Society for the WFA certification, which will include Patient Assessment and Movement, as well as Managing Major Trauma, Wounds, and Musculoskeletal Injuries. We will also devote time to Common Medical and Environmental Problems, particularly those relevant to Cycling Coaches and Leaders.
While we’ll cover the full spectrum of required topics, there will be an emphasis on simple strategies for handling common problems. There will be time for questions and discussion in the highly interactive learning environment. Significant time will also be devoted to hands on practice, scenarios, and case studies to help ingrain knowledge gained during lecture.
The course will be taught by Bill McKnight, a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Fellow of the Wilderness Medical Society. Bill has 15 years of clinical experience in emergency and family medicine. He taught Outdoor Emergency Care for the National Ski Patrol as well as WFA and WFR courses for an international medical support and education company before focusing on his own company, Simple Backcountry Medicine, for the last two years.
The cost of the course will be $150 including an extensive first aid kit and materials. The class doesn’t include CPR, which is offered widely in the community.