CVNPA, IGO Present Wilderness First Aid Weekend Retreat
Peninsula, Ohio- Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) and Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors (IGO) for the Wilderness First Aid weekend in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This overnight workshop will stress the prevention of backcountry accidents and teach techniques to perform appropriate wilderness emergency care. The curriculum for Wilderness First Aid includes:
· Assessment and treatment of specific injuries
· Evacuation techniques
· Creating a level of personal preparedness
· Long-term patient care in prolonged transport situations
The weekend will include classroom lectures and discussions combined with hands-on experiences. Mock rescues will be practiced in the field, which will allow participants to practice skills learned in class such as group decision making, emergency medical assessments and rescue techniques.
When: March 15 -16
Where: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, Peninsula
Cost: $245 per person (includes lodging, meals, text, use of first aid equipment and a bonus Saturday evening program)
Ages: Adults (18 and older)
Activity Level: Moderate
Registration: Call 800-642-3297 – pre-registration is required.
* Scout leaders receive a 10 percent discount on registration fee.
Instructors for Wilderness First Aid are from Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO), a recognized leader in educational programs involving wilderness emergency, care, leadership and rescue skills. All SOLO instructors are experienced rescue personnel with extensive outdoor recreational and leadership experience and teaching backgrounds.
CVNPA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to provide innovative education and foster community support of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For more information on CVNPA please visit www.cvnpa.org.
IGO is the focal point of adult outdoor recreation activities in Cleveland Metroparks. Through the Institute, you can take part in activities that help you develop outdoor skills. While you are having fun you will also learn about the environment and the need to be responsible stewards of the great outdoors. For more information please visit www.clemetparks.com/education/igo/schedule.asp.
CVNP covers 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com or call (216) 524-1497 or (800) 445-9667.
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