10th Mountain Wilderness First Aid Course
10th Mountain Wilderness First Aid Course
|Wilderness First Aid (WFA)|
Whether a veteran of backcountry adventure or a first timer, preparation is the key to a successful hut trip. As a service to our members and guests, the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association has partnered with the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness & Environmental Medicine program to offer a tailor-made course in backcountry first aid, specific to the high altitude winter environment of Colorado.
Earn a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certificate!
Courses will take place over two 8-hour days in the following locations:
Denver, CO area: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
November 04-05, 2017
Sangree’s Hut, CO
December 01-03, 2017
Suitability & Requirements
No previous experience necessary. Ages 14 & up welcome.
This 16-hour course will be offered on several dates and locations in 2017. The course is equivalent to a Wilderness First Aid Course, but is contextualized for 10th Mountain Hut travel and extreme winter adventure, including topics of avalanche safety, high altitude, hypothermia, frostbite, immersion, snow travel, trauma, musculoskeletal soft tissue issues, dislocations/fractures, navigation, and lost persons.
Expert faculty from the CU School of Medicine will teach through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical skills, and participants will receive a certificate from the School of Medicine attesting to a WFA in the 10th Mountain Medicine Course.
Entire curriculum is taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty.
- Pre-trip preparation (1h)
- Scene Safety & Primary patient assessment (2h)
- Navigation & map reading (1h)
- Hypothermia (1h)
- Unexpected night out (1h)
- Medical Kit (1h)
- Sprains & strains (1h)
- Burns/ wounds (1h)
Curriculum meets Wilderness First Aid (WFA) requirements.
- Lightning (1h)
- Avalanche (1h)
- Circulatory/Respiratory (1h)
- Spinal immobilization (1h)
- Common medical problems (1h)
- Frostbite (1h)
- Altitude (1h)
Todd Miner EdD is an Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the Education Director of its Section of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Dr. Miner previously served as the Executive Director of Cornell Outdoor Education, where he co-founded Cornell Wilderness Medicine, a unique collaboration between COE and Weill Cornell Medical College. An experienced mountaineer, Miner has led climbs to the seven highest summits in North America, as well as backpacking, sea kayaking, ski touring, and rafting trips throughout Alaska, and a dozen expeditions to South and Central America. Miner previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and as the coordinator of the Alaska Wilderness Studies program there. He earned a BS in anthropology from the University of Alaska, a masters from Alaska Pacific University, and a doctorate from Boston University. His research interests have focused on wilderness survival and corporate experiential training and development. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Lemery MD FACEP FAWM is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado and is the Section Chief of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine at the CU School of Medicine. He is the immediate past-President of the Wilderness Medical Society and is recognized as a leader in wilderness medicine education. He is the current EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program and a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. email@example.com
“Fantastic teachers, makes me want to go to medical school.”
“Outstanding curriculum, expert professors!”
“I loved the people, the mood and the learning. The skills I attained are extremely valuable to me & my lifestyle.”
- What time will we meet and where? We will meet at the trailhead at 8 AM on December 1st.
- Will you be able to ski or snowshoe up to the hut? Depending on the weather you have the option to either ski or snowshoe to the hut.
- Will we have any free time? You will have a two hour break to go explore.
- Do we have to provide our own food? Yes
- Will we receive a gear list? Yes, closer to the course you will receive a list of what to bring. For this trip it will be clothes, sleeping bag, and food.
- When will we be back down from the hut on December 3rd? Around 3 PM.