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Ely Community Education

Red Cross Wilderness First Aid

Program Description:  The Wilderness First Aid course is designed for outdoor recreationists/enthusiasts, people that work in remote or rural areas or those that just like to be outside of the city which puts them miles from a medical facility. Great for guides and leaders of Boundary Waters Trips, camp counselors, hunters, fishermen, foresters, boy/girl scout leaders or small communities where the EMS system may not be able to respond immediately to an emergency. The course covers how to deal with common injuries and illnesses to prepare responders with how to deal with emergencies before they happen. You need to have completed CPR/AED Class.

Program Objectives:  

Primary and Secondary Assessment                                      

Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries

 Heat-Related Emergencies and Hypothermia                    

Altitude-Related Illnesses, Allergies and Anaphylaxis

 Bone and Joint Injuries and Burns                                        

Wounds and Wound Infection

Splinting with available material                                            

communication problem

Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries                                 

Heat-Related Emergencies and Hypothermia


Class Details

Two Day Seminar

Thursday, May 25 & Friday 26 - 

7:30 am - 4:45 pm

Course Length: 2- 8 hour days                     

Fee: $175 Includes class  +$27 for certificate 

Where: CC 109 -Minnesota North, Vermilion Campus, 1900 E Camp St, Ely MN, 55731



About The Instructor


Registered Nurse. 

Instructor Sue Pasmick has taught CPR, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid courses for local Camps, Ely Community Education, Northeast Range Community Education, and Vermilion Community College. In addition, Sue has Red Cross swimming classes and Youth Babysitting classes. As a nurse, she worked for many years at the Ely Hospital.  Sue is an experienced, enthusiastic, and successful instructor.