Oxbow Meadows to offer Wilderness First Aid course

Do you know what to do when a friend gets injured on the trail, or do you know how to treat minor cuts and lacerations properly to avoid infection?

If not, you're in luck: Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course this weekend, taught by seasoned instructors from Outside World Outfitters Columbus.

The course will be held at the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18. You must attend both days to receive certification.

The course is $175 per person, which includes CPR certification.

Fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. Attendees will be taught to care for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Please come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Organizers will provide a gear list as the event draws closer.

For more information on how to register, please visit their official website at this link.

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