NOLS Wilderness Medicine Featured on University of Kentucky Radio Station

Posted by Brooke Ortel on July 31, 2019 2:22:49 PM MDT

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Dr. Greg Davis, on behalf of the University of Kentucky’s radio station, WUKY, recently interviewed NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor Greg Gaskin to learn more about a Wilderness First Responder course held on campus.


UW Nursing Students Further Their Education with NOLS Wilderness Medicine Training

Posted by Brooke Ortel on May 9, 2019 12:47:22 PM MDT

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This spring, students and instructors from the University of Wyoming nursing program took a two-day NOLS Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner course. Participants agreed that the course offered valuable leadership training as well as preparation for providing patient care in resource-limited environments.


NOLS Wilderness Medicine Course Well-Received at UNC

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 12, 2019 8:31:33 AM MDT

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In partnership with Landmark Learning, NOLS Wilderness Medicine offered a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at UNC-Greensboro’s Piney Lake in March 2019. University students, educators, Boy Scout leaders, and other outdoor enthusiasts participated in this two-day introduction to preventing and treating common injuries and illnesses in remote settings.


Popular Science Looks to NOLS Wilderness Medicine for First Aid Tips

Posted by Brooke Ortel on March 19, 2019 4:48:06 PM MDT

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NOLS Wilderness Medicine Curriculum Director Tod Schimelpfenig recently shared some first aid tips with Popular Science magazine. As you plan your next wilderness adventure, it’s worth considering Tod’s advice—and taking a wilderness medicine course so you’re prepared if there's an emergency.


NOLS Wilderness Medicine: A Genius Way to Use Your PTO

Posted by Brooke Ortel on February 12, 2019 1:12:46 PM MST

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Outdoorsy, a company that coordinates RV rentals, recommends NOLS Wilderness Medicine training as one of their top five picks for using paid time off. If you camp and recreate in remote areas, completing a wilderness medicine course is a great way to spend your PTO. 


Outside Magazine Recognizes NOLS Instructor Liza Howard for Ultrarunning Wins

Posted by Brooke Ortel on February 6, 2019 11:54:22 AM MST

As a professional ultrarunner, NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor, and mother of two, Liza Howard is pretty busy—to say the least. But juggling work, family life, and training hasn’t stopped her from winning big races like the Leadville 100 and competing in the 100K World Championships. In fact, she says, her busy schedule is key to her success.


UC Santa Cruz Students Recognized for Completing WFR Training

Posted by Brooke Ortel on February 5, 2019 4:46:06 PM MST

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The Mercury News recognized 30 students at the University of California Santa Cruz who completed a NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification course this winter. Founded in 1965 by Paul Petzoldt of the 10th Mountain Division, NOLS has expanded to include the world’s leading wilderness medicine program.


NOLS Med Kit Rated Top Gift for Outdoorsy Friends

Posted by Brooke Ortel on November 2, 2018 8:34:43 AM MDT

For former park ranger Mark Kaufman, the NOLS Med Kit 4.0 makes the short list of recommended gifts for outdoorsy friends. Like wool socks, a good light, and water filtration devices, a NOLS med kit is a must-have for backcountry trips.


The Top 10 Hiking Illnesses and Injuries

Posted by Brooke Ortel on October 2, 2018 8:34:42 AM MDT

Backpacker magazine consults NOLS Wilderness Medicine Curriculum Director Tod Schimpelfenig on how to prevent and treat the 10 most common hiking injuries and illnesses. Based on years of data collected on NOLS courses, the top 10 medical incidents that occur in the backcountry range from blisters to abdominal pain and allergic reactions.


Building a Proper First Aid Kit

Posted by Brooke Ortel on September 28, 2018 11:56:34 AM MDT

Outside Online looks to NOLS Wilderness Medicine for tips on how to build a well-stocked first aid kit. The first step? Making sure you know how to use all of the supplies you're planning to packconsider taking a wilderness first aid course to prepare.


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