WILDERNESS

FIRST AID

 
OVERVIEW

 

 

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.

 
TOPIC LIST

Topics covered in our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course include an introductory level overview of:

 

Inclusion of additional topics and descriptions beyond what is listed can be discussed and agreed on upon request.

  • Wilderness Medicine Theory & Legality

  • Patient Assessment

  • Documentation

  • Bleeding

  • Wilderness Wound & Burn Management

  • Shock

  • Spine Injuries

 

 

  • Head Injuries

  • Cold Injuries

  • Heat Illnesses

  • Allergies & Anaphylaxis

  • Diabetic Emergencies

  • Lightning

  • Altitude Illnesses

  • Abdominal Emergencies

  • Athletic Injuries

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Emergency & Evacuation Plans

  • Common Wilderness Medicine Problems

  • First Aid Kits & Medications

 
SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

 

Day 1: 8:00am-6:00pm

Day 2: 8:00am-6:00pm

A 1 hour lunch break is provided each day of this course.

Customizations to this schedule can be made upon request.

 
 
CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES

 

 

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 2 year certification.

 
RECERTIFICATION GUIDELINES

 

 

No recertification course exists for this training. Instead, a student can participate in a new Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course and gain further certification.

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ADDITIONAL COURSES