Point Reyes Wilderness First Aid

Point Reyes Wilderness First Aid

Point Reyes Wilderness First Aid

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:30am to Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 5:30pm


The Point Reyes National Seashore Association and ReadySF are proud to host another Wilderness First Aid course here in the park. Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner. You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so register today and come prepared!


Class Learning Objectives:

  • Patient Assessment System

  • Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Shock

  • Head Injuries

  • Wilderness Wound Management

  • Athletic Injuries

  • Fracture Management

  • Dislocations

  • Cold Injuries

  • Heat Illness

  • Altitude Illness

  • Lightning

  • The Medical Patient

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Wilderness First Aid Kits



- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

- Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

- Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

- Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

- Each class is 8 hours long with a 30 minute lunch break

- Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

- If sales have ended, and the class is not yet full, and you would like to attend, please contact us

- Overnight accomadations are avialable upon request at our Historic Lifeboat Station


What to Bring:

  • Day Pack

  • Lunch Bag-each day

  • Rain Gear

  • Warm Variable Weather Clothing

  • Hiking Shoes

  • Towel

  • Water Bottle

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Eventbrite Confirmation Email

  • Binoculars (Optional)

  • Camera (Optional)

  • Overnight Gear (if you plan to use our housing)


About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x307 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

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an aerial view of the Point Reyes headlands with a green-topped bluffs overlooking the ocean.