Wilderness First Aid

 

Are you frequently outdoors? Is additional help 1 hour, 1 day, or more away? Do you want to avoid, prevent, and prepare for emergencies? If you said yes to any of these questions, than the following Wilderness First Aid courses are for you!!

These classes will build your confidence and help you to prepare for the unexpected. Our experienced teachers make sure to create an environment that is fun & challenging while also providing lots of scenario based skill practice.

Our courses are best suited for outdoor enthusiasts and are great for people of all experience levels.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and outdoor settings so come prepared for all weather and conditions.

Wilderness First Aid – 16 hours

The WFA course helps prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It introduces you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. Participants could include hikers and backpackers, scout leaders and older scouts, boaters, farm workers, utility workers in remote areas, forest rangers, law enforcement and rescue crews, and disaster response team members. Successful completion of class includes a 2 year Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. Current adult CPR/AED certification is required. Ideally for 14+ years of age to attend this course.

Wilderness First Responder – 80 hours
This longer class covers more than the core topics in the Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness Advanced First Aid classes. And a key difference after this class is your confidence. You will have a lot of hands on practice. This class usually has 3 full days of outdoor scenarios in addition to mini scenarios and skills practices every session. Successful completion of class includes a 2 year Wilderness First Responder and a 2 year CPR for the Healthcare Professional certificate.

Wilderness First Responder Re-certification/Refresher – 24 hours
This class is for Wilderness First Responders who need to re-certify or wish to refresh their skills. Its a review of the WFR topics and skills, update your skills and knowledge to current standards, and lots of practice. There is pre-class reading and review. Wilderness First Responder certification is available upon successful completion of the class.
Prerequisites: WFR card from less than 3 years ago.

Sample of Topics Covered:
Patient Assessment System
Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
Head, Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries
Shock
Wound Management
Fracture Management
Dislocations
Environmental Emergencies
Altitude Illness
Lightning
The Medical Patient
Anaphylaxis

First Aid Kits

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