GEO Outdoor Education Center and Retail Shop
Get up close with nature and visit our exciting new retail destination and outdoor training center opening this spring. Located on four wooded acres just minutes from downtown Louisville in Southern Indiana, this multi-purpose facility will provide the perfect setting to shop, relax, plan your next outing and enjoy nature. The shop will sell outdoor gear and apparel for camping, hiking, backpacking, paddling and travel from top manufacturers including Lowa, Jetboil, Mountain Hardwear and Mountainsmith, as well as local and regional organizations.
The new facility, renovated almost entirely from reused, repurposed and recycled materials, will also offer trips, outdoor skill trainings, and an onsite adventure and environmental reference library.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Courses
with Optional CPR and AED
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one—and maybe even save a life.
Green Earth Outdoors in partnership with SOLO Wilderness Medicine is offering a Wilderness First Aid certification course. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started by SOLO as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, and continually updated and improved since that time, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other back-country medicine courses are based.
Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Courses:
Saturday/Sunday, April 20-21, 2013, 8:00am - 5:00pm each day
Saturday/Sunday, November 9-10, 2013, 8:00am - 5:00pm each day
OPTIONAL CPR and AED:
Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00 - 10:00pm
Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:00 - 10:00pm
Green Earth Outdoors Outdoor Education Center, Georgetown, Indiana (20 minutes West of Louisville)
DESCRIPTION: WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies—see course outline below.
WFA COURSE TOPICS
- What is Wilderness First Aid?
- Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
- Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
- Cold-Related Injuries
- Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills
- Heat-Related Injuries
- Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
- Patient Assessment System
- Patient Lifting & Moving
- Principles of Fracture Care
- Rescue Plan
- Response & Assessment
- Soft Tissue Injuries Backcountry
- Spinal Cord Injury Management
- Sprains & Strains
- The Human Animal
- Trauma—Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Trauma—Soft Tissue Injuries
- Universal Precautions
- Use of Epinephrine
CPR/AED: In conjunction with this WFA course, an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED certification course for Adult / Child and Infant CPR with AED will be offered on Friday evening beginning promptly at 6:00pm and concluding by 9:00pm. Participants are not required to register for the WFA course in order to take this CPR/AED course.
GEAR: Participants will need to bring personal clothing and equipment as if they were going on a camping or backpacking trip (a list is provided upon registration).
COURSE TIMES: The course begins at 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday (both days required) and finishes a 5:00pm each day. One hour is provided each day for lunch. CPR/AED class on Friday is 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
WHO: The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA and BSA guidelines.
COST: $135.00 per individual for WFA course and an additional $45 per individual for CPR/AED certification. The fee for CPR/AED certification without an accompanying WFA registration is $65. Fee covers instruction, class materials, equipment, handouts, and textbook.
CONTACT: A minimum number of class participants are required to ensure the best learning environment. We ask that you make your reservation and send payment 15 days before the course date by registering online or by calling 502-475-7445. If registering online, you will need to make a separate reservation for each the WFA course and the CPR/AED course, but both will be invoiced and can be paid for together. Reservations can also be sent via mail by providing your name, address, phone and email along with payment to Green Earth Outdoors. Send to:
Green Earth Outdoors
Attn: Wilderness First Aid
P.O. Box 1117
Louisville, KY 40201-1117
Upon registration, participants will receive more details concerning packing list, directions, presentation information, etc.