Wilderness First Aid

Are you frequently outdoors? Do you work or play in nature? Is additional help 2 hours, 2 days, 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
This class focuses on practicing skills and covering: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. Gain excellent tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency. Successful completion of class includes a 2 year Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid – 40 hours
5 days focused on wilderness first aid skills for those trip leaders and individuals who adventure in the backcountry. This class is for those who do not need a Wilderness First Responder but want more than can be offered in a 2 day Wilderness First Aid class. More scenarios, skills, and leadership practice. This class can also serve as a WFR Recert. Successful completion of class includes a 2 year Wilderness Advanced First Aid and a 2 year Adult and Child CPR/AED certificate.

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 Recertification/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.
Pre-requisites: 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

Call us today to schedule a class at 916-538-6447 or email us at [email protected]