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Wilderness First Aid for Nurses

Have you ever wanted to go for a long hike but feared you couldn’t do it alone? Have you and a friend ever wanted to go for a walk in the woods but were afraid of bears, bugs, big noises, bad bellies, or blisters? Have you thought about what you would do if you were hiking in a remote area and found a person wandering aimlessly, confused and bleeding? If these questions intrigue you, this first aid course is for you! In this course, we will offer hands-on experience in order to best support your leadership development and decision-making skills using our “Wilderness Olympics” format.

Activity Details
Dates: September 17, 2021:
Course: 7:45 am – 5:00 pm (Registration: 7:30 – 7:45 am)

September 18, 2021:
Course: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (Registration: 7:45 – 8:00 am)
Location: Mount Sunapee – Spruce Café
1398 New Hampshire 103, Newbury, NH
Download: Event Flyer
Participant Waiver Form
Registration

Registration for this event has closed. For questions, please e-mail amanda.e.sanchez@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fee is $75. 

Registration is closed due to the limited enrollment. Please contact Amanda Sanchez to be added to the waitlist.

This event is open to LPNs, RNs, and APRNs who are employed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and Bedford. Advance registration is required for planning purposes, as space is limited. Need-based scholarships are available. For information, please email amanda.e.sanchez@hitchcock.org.

A waiver is required for participation in this course. Please print, fill out, and email the completed waiver to Amanda Sanchez at amanda.e.sanchez@hitchcock.org.

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

If you need to cancel your registration, please call (603) 653-1234 or email clpd.support@hitchcock.org. Cancellations should be made 10 days in advance. If you need to cancel within 10 of this event please email: amanda.e.sanchez@hitchcock.org

Attention Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees: By signing up to attend this training, you are agreeing to attend and D-H is allocating resources for your attendance and participation. If you are not able to attend, as soon as possible you must provide the appropriate notification, ideally more than 24-hour notice in advance (unless your supervisor verifies in writing (email) that emergent circumstances prevented your attendance). If you do not attend the training and fail to provide appropriate notice, you may receive corrective action from your supervisor.

Please note that we provide a simple light breakfast and lunch. Options are limited. If you have specific dietary needs, please plan to bring your food with you to the conference. You have a lunch option of a salad or a sandwich box lunch.

Please note we will be outside on the trails, rain or shine, for portions of both days of this course. You will be hiking, lifting, working as a team, and participating in hands-on Wilderness First Aid drills and simulations, which require the participant to act as a patient for physical assessments. Please make sure to dress accordingly and pack a backpack as you would for a day hike.

Items you may want to wear or bring:

  • Hiking boots or other proper footwear
  • Dress in layers (appropriate for the weather)
  • Raincoat or other rain gear – weather dependent
  • Extra socks
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sun Protection
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp
  • Notebook
  • Backpack with day hike contents
Speakers & Topics

Day One – September 17, 2021

7:30 am - 7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome Scenario: Distressed Patient – Icebreaker
~ Debra Goodrum, RN, BSN, CEN, WFR
8:00 am - 8:30 am Keynote Speaker - Course Overview
~ Sarah Crockett, MD
8:30 am - 9:30 am Scene Safety, Patient Assessment Primary Survey and C Spine Stable: MARCH Secondary Survey:
SAMPLE, AVPU, AEIOUTIPS
~ Jeremiah Linehan, Fire Lieutenant, Paramedic
~ Daryl Holthoff, RN
9:30 am - 10:15 am Splinting, Wound Management, TK, Hypo-wrap
~ David Keaveny, NRAEMT, AWLS
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am Outside – Workgroups - All Instructors
Group A – Patient Assessment
Group B – C Spine, Moving Patients, Litter Carries
Group C – Splinting, Wound Management, TK, Soft Tissue Injuries
Group D – Hypothermia, Hypo wraps, Shelters, Stay vs. Go Decision Making
11:00 am - 11:30 am Outside – Workgroups - All Instructors
Group A – C Spine, Moving Patients, Litter Carries
Group B – Splinting, Wound Management, TK, Soft Tissue Injuries
Group C – Hypothermia, Hypo wraps, Shelters, Stay vs. Go Decision Making
Group D – Patient Assessment
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Outside – Workgroups - All Instructors
Group A – Splinting, Wound Management, TK, Soft Tissue Injuries
Group B – Hypothermia, Hypo wraps, Shelters, Stay vs. Go Decision Making
Group C – Patient Assessment
Group D – C Spine, Moving Patients, Litter Carries
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Outside – Workgroups - All Instructors
Group A – Hypothermia, Hypo wraps, Shelters, Stay vs. Go Decision Making
Group B – Patient Assessment
Group C – C Spine, Moving Patients, Litter Carries
Group D – Splinting, Wound Management, TK, Soft Tissue Injuries
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Lightning and Animal Bites
~ Daryl Holthoff, RN
~ Clare Gardner, WEMT, NREMT

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Drowning and Avalanche Awareness
~ David Keaveny, NRAEMT, AWLS
~ Jeremiah Linehan, Fire Lieutenant, Paramedic
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Breakouts - All Instructors
Group A – Lightning
Group B – Animal Bite
Group C – Drowning
Group D – Ski Accident   
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakouts - All Instructors
Group A – Animal Bite
Group B – Drowning
Group C –Ski Accident
Group D – Lightning

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Breakouts - All Instructors
Group A – Drowning
Group B –Ski Accident
Group C – Lightning
Group D – Animal Bite
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Breakouts - All Instructors
Group A – Ski Accident 
Group B – Lightning
Group C – Animal Bite
Group D – Drowning
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Question and Answer/Wrap up
~ All Instructors


Day Two – September 18, 2021

7:45 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:00 am - 8:30 am Medical Kits, Water Purification, Helicopter Evacuation
~ David Keaveny, NRAEMT, AWLS
~ Jeremiah Linehan, Fire Lieutenant, Paramedic
8:30 am - 8:45 am Behavioral, Medical Emergencies, Lost Patient Behavior (geriatric/pediatric)           
~ Daryl Holthoff, RN
~ Debra Goodrum, RN, BSN, CEN, WFR
8:45 am - 9:45 am Communications and Navigations
~ David Keaveny, NRAEMT, AWLS
~ Jeremiah Linehan, Fire Lieutenant, Paramedic
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Special Event – Outside
~ All Instructors
11:00 am - 11:30 am Debrief Special Event and Prepare for Wilderness Olympics
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Wilderness Olympics – Timed Event
~ All Instructors
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this course, (at least 75% of) participants, using a systematic assessment and decision-making process, will be able to confidently care for themselves and/or distressed people in a wilderness or austere environment.

Target Audience

The target audience for this educational offering comprises LPNs, RNs, and APRNs who are employed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and Bedford.

Accreditation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 15 contact hours.

Receiving Contact Hours

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A contact hours tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email amanda.e.sanchez@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.


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