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The Division of Natural Areas and EKU’s EMC partnering to offer Wilderness Care Course for Fall 2021

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The Division of Natural Areas and EKU’s Emergency Medical Care Program are partnering to offer a Wilderness Care Course for the first time for Fall 2021.

The course features two full days of hands-on skills and scenarios, taught at the Maywoods Environmental & Educational Laboratory, EKU’s 1,700-acre natural area and wildlife refuge.  Students will have the option of staying overnight. 

The remainder of course will be taught online and will cover topics like medical problems in the wilderness, the history of wilderness medicine as a discipline, case studies, controversies, and standards of practice. 

Course will feature optional certification in Wilderness Life Support. 

EMC Program Coordinator and Associate Professor David Fifer will be teaching the course.  Fifer (MS, NRP, FAWM) is a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and regularly supports wilderness rescue efforts in the Red River Gorge area.  

The course will be offered as EMC 480, CRN 14829.  For more information, please contact David.Fifer@eku.edu (Coordinator, Emergency Medical Care) and/or Stephen.Richter@eku.edu (Director, Division of Natural Areas)  

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Published on April 01, 2021

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