New Summit Academy has been pairing with the Wilderness Medicine Institute for years in facilitating this professional-level certification for students and staff as an opportunity to truly challenge themselves in an experiential, hands-on curriculum, as well as to help with our risk management during Integrated, Recreational, and International Aventuras.
Throughout the week-long course, our dedicated WAFA instructors teach students how to recognize and respond to a variety of situations that include:
- Risk management and assessment
- Patient assessment techniques
- Injury management
- Common wilderness medical problems
Each time students learned classroom content, everyone sprang into action, with half of our students and staff simulating medical emergencies on campus, and the other half acting as the first-aid responders, with the support of our teachers and instructors throughout the process. This is true (and very valuable) experiential education!