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October 4, 2011

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Campus Rec offers wilderness first aid course

Illinois State University Campus Recreation invites students, faculty and staff to participate in the Wilderness First Aid course. Wilderness First Aid is a valuable certification for anyone who is interested in working with scouting groups, summer camps, outdoor recreation, or who take personal trips into the outdoors.

“Wilderness First Aid is designed for those planning on traveling or leading others in areas that do not have immediate access to 911 or emergency medical care,” said Outdoor and Non-Credit Program Coordinator Alissa Pywell. “The primary focus of this hands-on course is on emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, environmental exposure and improvised equipment.”

The course consists of two evening classroom sessions from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 13 and Oct. 18 at the Outdoor Adventure Center. A practical session in an outdoor setting with overnight camping will follow at Comlara County Park beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and continuing through 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. The deadline to register is Oct. 11.

The course includes Red Cross Adult and Child CPR/AED certification. A Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide and Pocket Guide, camping, food, transportation and all materials are included in the cost of the class. Cost is $90 for members and $120 for nonmembers. Participants must attend all sessions.

For more details about this course or to register for the class, visit the Events/Instruction section of the website at CampusRecreation.IllinoisState.edu or call 438-8419.

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