WFA for Climbers (WFA-C)

This course is designed for the climbers interested in learning more about how to respond in the event of a backcountry emergency.  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to climbing.

This specialty course is taught by Desert Mountain Medicine instructors who are employed as either professional climbing guides, or outdoor educators, in combination with emergency medicine (e.g., emergency department, mountain rescue, bike patrol or EMS).

All WFA for Climbers courses are designated with the  on the course schedule.

Upcoming WFA Backcountry Courses:

 

American Alpine ClubACA members get a 10% discount on this course!
The coupon code is available in your AAC membership account.

Hours: 16

Length:  2 Days

Certifications:  CPR, WFA

Prerequisite: None

CEU: None

OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT

  • Traumatic Injuries Associated With Climbing
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Specific Litter Building
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
  • Urban Vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training