Our Wilderness First Aid course provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments, whose primary responsibility is not emergency response.
Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
18+ years old (16+ with parent/guardian approval)
Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging; 8am-5pm
Accompanying Medical Kits:
Any of our basic level medical kits would complement this course and give students the tools necessary to utilize their new medical skills. View kits here.
Key Topics Covered:
The WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Students also learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states. Download Course Outline.
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