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Prepare for backcountry emergencies

Landmark Learning is now enrolling for a variety of wilderness medicine certification courses planned for the spring months. 

The Wilderness First Responder certification is designed to provide the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote location. The course will be held in Cullowhee May 7-15, May 21-29 and June 2-12. 

The Wilderness First Responder recertification course is a review and practice of evacuation and decision-making guidelines. It will be held in Cullowhee June 1-3.

The Wilderness First Aid course is a fast-paced, hands-on training designed to meet the needs of people working in remote locations. It will be held in Cullowhee May 7-8 and June 16-17, in Arden May 17-18 and in Asheville May 28-29.

The Wilderness Lifeguard course is geared toward wilderness trip leaders with a focus on prevention in backcountry swimming environments. It will be held in Cullowhee May 26-27. 

The Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue course teaches recreational paddlers and whitewater trip leaders the skills they need to prevent and respond to river injuries and accidents. It will be held in Cullowhee May 21-22.

The Leave No Trace Master Educator course combines classroom, field and community outreach to prepare students to deliver two-day Leave No Trace Trainer courses. It will be held in Cullowhee June 20-24. 

The Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course uses case studies and practical scenarios to teach medical professionals how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments and confidently make difficult medical decisions in remote environments. It will be held in Cullowhee June 27-July 1. 

Costs vary. Scholarships are available through The Landmark Foundation. 

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