Wilderness First Aid

Course Format:
16 hours over 2 days

Overview:
Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed as an introduction to the art and practice of wilderness medicine.  Going way beyond the scope of basic first aid classes, the Wilderness First Aid class is the perfect course for youth program leaders, sailors or any outdoor enthusiast who wants the skills to effectively handle emergencies away from home. This course teaches the fundamentals of managing medical emergencies in the outdoors, not just how to call for help.

Our Instructors are all experienced professionals who don’t just teach, but are currently practicing Wilderness EMTs, Paramedics and Physicians.

Topics covered in this course include:

•    Patient Assessment
•    Bleeding Control/Wound Management
•    Splinting
•    Stings and Envenomations
•    Shock
•    Evacuation and Rescue
•    Long-term Care and Patient Management
•    Improvising Equipment
•    Leadership in an Emergency

Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated based on the following criteria-
•    Attendance at 100% of class, including all simulations and lectures
•    Demonstrated proficiency in a practical examination
•    A score of at least 75% on the final written exam

Certification:
Upon successful completion of all the requirements, students will receive a 3-year certification in Wilderness First Aid.