Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (WRC)

This course recertifies and refreshes a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on best practices and new research, as well as updated industry standard protocols. This course prioritizes the review of foundational skills and new skills and field guidelines through hands-on scenarios, skill stations and simulations. 

Did you get your certification from another company, and have questions about recertification? Click here

We offer our WFR course in two different formats. The learning outcomes of both WFR curriculum delivery methods are the same.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (WRC)

This course recertifies and refreshes a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on best practices and new research, as well as updated industry standard protocols. This course prioritizes the review of foundational skills, new skills and field guidelines through hands-on scenarios, and simulations. 

Did you get your certification from another company, and have questions about recertification? Click here

We offer our WFR course in two different formats. The learning outcomes of both WFR curriculum delivery methods are the same.

HYBRID WRC

The Hybrid WRC format offers 8 hours of self-paced, online instruction followed by two consecutive days in the classroom. The online component is hosted on CANVAS®, a cloud-based classroom and powerful learning management system that allows individual students to work at a personalized pace. The online material consists of reading assignments, case studies, videos, photos, animations, quizzes, and a midterm exam and is available approximately 1 month before the in-person classroom section.   

The hybrid format works best for self-motivated individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop and high-speed internet. This instructional format provides opportunities for course participants to learn at their own speed, during their most convenient times, in their own space. 

During the classroom section, course participants integrate their knowledge via drills, skill stations, scenarios, simulations, and discussions with the same instructor team that support them during the online component.

Important Information in Regards to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Registration for the Hybrid WRC includes both the online and classroom sections. In the event that an individual is unable to meet in-person, or a classroom section is canceled, course participants have the flexibility to transfer to another 2-day classroom section as long as it is within 1-year of completing the online component. In addition to our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines we will deliver our course curriculum outdoors when we meet in-person. 

Hours: 24

Length: Self-paced online component + 2 days

Certification: WRC, WAT, CPR

Prerequisite: Current WFR, WFR Refresher or AWFA/WAFA certification

Credits: College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.

CEU: A Total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for the NREMT – EMT Recertification.

HYBRID WRC

The Hybrid format offers 8 hours of self-paced, online instruction followed by 2 consecutive days in the classroom. The online material consists of reading assignments, case studies, videos, photos, animations, quizzes, and a midterm exam. During the in-person, classroom section, course participants integrate their knowledge via drills, skill stations, scenarios, simulations, and discussions.

The hybrid format works best for self-motivated individuals with good time management skills that have access to a computer and high-speed internet. This instructional format provides opportunities for course participants to learn at their own speed, during their most convenient times, in their own space.

TRADITIONAL WRC 

The traditional WRC format offers in-person instruction in a classroom-style setting over 3 days. Course participants quickly integrate into the WRC curriculum with a balance of lecture and hands-on learning. The days are full of targeted lectures, skills stations, scenarios, drills, simulations, and discussions. The intensity of this course allows for camaraderie and strong teamwork to develop quickly throughout the group. In turn, this simulates the dynamics of a true backcountry expedition and reveals how individual group members would utilize their knowledge and skills in the event of an emergency.

 

Hours: 24

Length: 3 days

Certification: WRC, WAT, CPR

Prerequisite: Current WFR, WFR Refresher or  AWFA/WAFA certification

Credits: College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.

CEU: A Total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for the NREMT – EMT Recertification.

OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT

  • WILDERNESS MEDICINE GUIDELINES 
  • WILDERNESS RECREATION LAW & LIABILITY
  • WILDERNESS RISK MANAGEMENT
  • PATIENT ASSESSMENT 
  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
  • AIRWAY MANAGEMENT & ADJUNCTS
  • COMPLEX TRAUMATIC INJURIES
  • DILOCATIONS
  • SPINE INJURY MANAGEMENT
  • VACUUM SPINE BOARD
  • COMPLEX BACKCOUNTRY MEDICAL PROBLEMS
  • BACKCOUNTRY MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
  • WILDERNESS ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING
  • GENITOURINARY ISSUES
  • MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESSES
  • COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
  • AVALANCHE BURIAL RESUSCITATION
  • PROFESSIONAL INCIDENT DOCUMENTATION
  • PROFESSIONALLY CALLING A RESCUE
  • INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
  • LEADERSHIP & CRITICAL THINKING DURING AN INCIDENT
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID
 
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Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (WRC)   (Course Overview)

DateCourseLocationOrganizationFormatCostRegister

2020-11-14 08:00:00Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2020

WRC Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$32500Register

2020-12-12 20:00:00Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2020

WRC Steamboat Springs, COColorado Mountain College - Alpine CampusHybrid
$32500Info

2021-01-08 08:00:00Jan 8 - Jan 10, 2021

WRC Moscow, IDUniversity of Idaho Outdoor ProgramTraditional
$32500Info

2021-01-09 08:00:00Jan 9 - Jan 10, 2021

WRC Logan, UTUtah State University - ORPHybrid
$32500Info

2021-01-23 08:00:00Jan 23 - Jan 24, 2021

WRC Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-01-30 08:00:00Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2021

WRC Tucson, AZUniversity of AZ - Outdoor RecHybrid
$37500Info

2021-02-13 08:00:00Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

WRC Virgin River Canyon, AZDesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-02-27 08:00:00Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2021

WRC Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-03-06 08:00:00Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2021

WRC Gold Bar Reaction Site - Moab, UTDesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$37500Register

2021-03-27 08:00:00Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2021

WRC Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-04-10 08:00:00Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2021

WRC Indian Creek - Monticello, UTDesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$35000Register

2021-04-17 08:00:00Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2021

WRC (WWMP) Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-05-08 08:00:00May 8 - May 9, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-05-15 08:00:00May 15 - May 16, 2021

WRC Logan, UTUtah State University - ORPTraditional
$32500Info

2021-05-15 08:00:00May 15 - May 16, 2021

WRC Lakewood, CORed Rocks Community CollegeHybrid
$33500Register

2021-05-29 08:00:00May 29 - May 30, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-06-03 08:00:00Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2021

WRC Vail, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Info

2021-06-12 08:00:00Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-07-24 08:00:00Jul 24 - Jul 25, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-08-21 08:00:00Aug 21 - Aug 22, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-09-11 08:00:00Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-10-02 08:00:00Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register

2021-12-11 08:00:00Dec 11 - Dec 12, 2021

WRC Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineHybrid
$33500Register