Sat, Apr 16|
Poway, CA - Exact Location TBD
Wilderness First Aid - WFA 20220416
Hosted By: Golden State Guiding
Time & Location
Apr 16, 8:00 AM PDT – Apr 17, 5:00 PM PDT
Poway, CA - Exact Location TBD, Poway, CA, USA
About the Course
The MED Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course makes use of lecture and practical-based learning both in and outside of the classroom.
The concepts and skills taught in this course will prepare you to prevent, identify and stabilize a diverse range of injuries and illnesses associated with recreation in remote places where adaptations to harsh environments, limited access to resources and communication, and personal/group safety must be made.
Beginning with patient assessment, this course helps establish a foundation for students to make informed decisions during emergency situations when far from definitive healthcare systems.
This course is minimally 16 hours in length. Upon fulfillment of all course requirements, the student is presented with a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification valid for two years.
USE OF COURSE TO RECERTIFY A WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER:
If a student's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification has been issued by MED Remote Medicine (MED) and is within the 3 year certification period, they may either participate in a MED 16 hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course or a MED 24 hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) course. Upon successful completion of either courses components, the student becomes recertified for an additional 3 years from the recertification course end date.
This course qualifies per these guidelines. WFR recertification students will be required to participate in an extra 2 hour session Saturday evening (see schedule below).
Topics covered in our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course include a review and practice of:
- Wilderness Medicine Theory & Legality
- Patient Assessment
- Bleeding & Shock
- Wilderness Wound & Burn Management
- Spine Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Cold Injuries
- Heat Illnesses
- Allergies & Anaphylaxis
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Altitude Illnesses
- Abdominal Emergencies
- Athletic Injuries
- Emergency & Evacuation Plans
- Common Wilderness Medicine Problems
- First Aid Kits & Medications
Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course involves a minimum of 16 hours of contact time. No exam is associated with this course.
Upon successful completion of the course components, a student is granted a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification. Certifications are valid for two years.
USE OF COURSE TO RECERTIFY A WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER:
Students will be required to complete and sucessfully pass a written exam and demonstrate an understanding of all associated skills throughout this course.
Upon sucessful completion of the course components, including the exam, a student is granted a 3 year certification. A 1 year grace period DOES NOT exist beyond the regular 3 year certification period. A student is not considered, "Current," or, "Certified," beyond their 3 year certification period. If a student goes beyond their 3 year certification period, they are required to re-take the entire Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course.
April 16: 8:00am-5:00pm*, 6:00pm-8:00pm**
April 17: 8:00am-5:00pm*
*A 1 hour lunch break will exist both days.
**Additional evening session for students recertifying their Wilderness First Responder.
The designated instructor for this course is Sarah Morris.
This course is hosted by Golden State Guiding.
The total cost of this program is 295.00 USD. A deposit payment of 75.00 USD secures your spot in this course.
If recertifying your Wilderness First Responder, the total cost of this program is 325.00 USD. A deposit payment of 75.00 USD secures your spot in this course.
A deposit payment is due at the time of program booking for any MED Remote Medicine course. The remaining outstanding payment is due once 45 days from the course start date. If a course is booked within 45 days of its start date, 100% of the tuition is due at the time of course booking.
All deposits are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Any payment received more than 7 days past its due date will be considered delinquent and is subject to a late fee of 5% of the listed price. Any invoice more than 14 days past due may result in the cancellation of the related program or forfeit of said participants placement in the program.
Cancellations made greater than 30 days from the course start date will receive all fees paid minus the original deposit. Cancellations made 30 days or less from the course start date will lose all fees paid.
In the event of an unforeseen circumstance related cancellation (e.g. natural disaster), all fees minus the deposit payment amount will be refunded to all course participants. The deposit payment will remain active and useable for a future MED Remote Medicine course for up to 1 year from the original start date of the cancelled course. MED Remote Medicine holds the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.
MED Remote Medicine holds the right to include additional payment and course policies for custom course bookings.
**COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE**
MED Remote Medicine recognizes the challenges of planning in advance and confirming space in one of our courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following policy updates have been added during this unprecedented time.
Enhanced Health Screening
Per standard operating procedure, all course participants will complete a comprehensive health screening at the time of registration and identify, as appropriate, past and current medical history. All participants will be contacted approximately 48 hours prior to the start of a course and asked to complete a more directed COVID-19 symptoms questionnaire. Ongoing self screening is expected by all course participants and instructor team members throughout a course.
Social Distancing, Masks & Enhanced Cleaning Protocols
As possible, all course participants will make reasonable attempts to socially distance themselves throughout a course. Person to person contact is inevitable during a wilderness medicine course. For practical hands on learning simulations, participants will work in groups of 2-3 and continue to work with the same small learning "pod" for the duration of the course. Participants will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands with increased frequency throughout a course. Participants are expected to wear a 2 ply Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended face mask covering both their mouth and nose throughout a course with this expectation required when social distancing is not possible. Instructors and course participants will work together throughout a course to clean all touch surfaces and equipment with appropriate cleaners at a heightened frequency.
In the event that a course is cancelled by MED Remote Medicine due to logistical challenges surrounding COVID-19, all fees minus the deposit payment amount will be refunded to all course participants. The deposit payment will remain active and usable for a future MED Remote Medicine course for up to 1 year from the original start date of the cancelled course. Attempts will be made with the entire group to reschedule an affected course as soon as deemed appropriate.
If a course participant has ongoing COVID-19 related symptoms and tests positive, they will be refunded all fees minus the deposit payment amount. The deposit payment will remain active and usable for a future MED Remote Medicine course for up to 1 year from the original start date of the cancelled course.