|Saturday–Sunday, March 14-15, 2015|
WMI Wilderness First Aid Course
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In this fast-paced and hands-on course, you will learn how to prepare for the unexpected. The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute's (WMI) curriculum includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out, such as, dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you will have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.
Michael A. Shaw has been involved with outdoor education since 1993. This time has included over 300 weeks working in the field on trips of up to 35 days in the U.S. and Canada. These trips have included activities such as backpacking, caving, rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, dog sledding, whitewater kayaking, snowshoeing, telemark skiing, fly-fishing, and cross country skiing. In addition to expeditionary work, Michael taught Outdoor Education classes at Northland College, worked with at risk and adjudicated youth, and taught skiing to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Michael obtained his B.S. in Outdoor Education from Northland College (1996). Other course work has included a NOLS Semester in the South West (1994), NOLS Instructors Course (1997), and a WMI Instructor's Training Course (2006). He remains an active senior field instructor for NOLS, and an active Lead Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. In the fall of 2003 Michael joined the faculty of Albuquerque Academy in the Experiential Education Department. He is a wilderness first responder and is also current in CPR.