Sample WFR Syllabus

Day 1
What is the “Wilderness Context?”
Medical/Legal Concerns
CPR
Introduction to the Patient Assessment System
Vital signs and Physical Exam

Day 2
Understanding Mechanism of Injury
Head Injuries
Blunt/Penetrating Trauma
What is “Shock?”
Wounds and Wound Care

Day 3
Wound Care Review/Blisters
Burns
Infection
Spinal Injury and Assessment
Dislocations and Fractures

Day 4
Thermoregulation- Hypo/Hyperthermia
Sunburn/Frostbite
Bites and Stings
Allergic Reactions- Anaphylaxis
   
Day 5
Diving Medicine
Altitude Medicine
Lightning
Trip Leader’s Risk Mitigation
SAR Operations
The National Incident Management System

Day 6
GI/GU Overview- Abdominal Pain
Tropical/Infectious Disease
Managing Pre-Existing Medical Conditions: Asthma and Diabetes
Dental Emergencies in the Wilderness
The Eye in the Wilderness

Day 7
Chest Pain/Cardiac Emergencies
Stroke
Seizure
Improvising Equipment
Coordinating Evacuations

Day 8
Morning:
Putting it All Together- Final Simulation
Final Simulation Debrief
Afternoon:
Final Practical Exam
Final Written Exam