MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School certifies hundreds of hikers every year. If you register for their April 15-16th class in Charlottesville, Virginia, MEDIC will donate 10% of your registration fee to the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
Topics include: patient examination and assessment; sprains, strains and fractures; cuts and lacerations; bites, stings, blisters and burns; allergic reactions; shock; and more. A portion of the training also covers disaster first aid.
No prerequisites required. The course is suitable for adults and mature youths age 12+. Upon completion, participants will receive 2-year SOLO WFA certification. (The course also counts as re-certification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and the wilderness component of W-EMT.)
The course blends classroom instruction with hands-on rescue scenario practices. It is approved by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA and American Camping Association. Details and registration are here: http://www.solowfa.com