Outward Bound WFR - Teaching, Turtles and Florida Heat!

Jason giving a lecture during the Outward Bound WFR.

Landmark Learning and WMI of NOLS had a great Wilderness First Responder course hosted in Scottsmoor, Florida by Outward Bound.

Students improvising a neck brace during one of the many scenarios.

Twenty-three students, outdoor educators and professionals joined instructors Jason Carter and Jon Lowrance for nine days of crackin' Cans-Of-Calm, learning how to save lives and make a difference... all the while livin' the dream!

Florida was hot and the no-see-ums and mosquitos were out in full force but the students persevered through it all to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes required of proficient wilderness medicine providers.

In the off-hours, Jason & Jon found themselves standup paddle boarding the inter-coastal waterway where they cruised with dolphins & manatees.  At night, a loggerhead sea turtle was found on the beach laying eggs and making its way back to the Atlantic.

Turtle laying eggs along the Intracoastal Waterway.

On the way home from the course, two students responded to an over-turned car along I-95.  They tag-teamed the Patient Assessment System as they provided care for an injured passenger and gave a verbal SOAP note to the paramedics who arrived shortly.  They said, "It felt like a scenario from the course."

All-in-all it was a pretty amazing course with a fantastic group of students!

Thanks, Outward Bound, for hosting us and working hard to make the course a success!

Jon and Jason

 

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