Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

This course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

This course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

Hours: 16 

Length:  2-3 Days

Certifications: CPR, WAT, WFA

Prerequisite: None

Credits: College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.

CEU: None

OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT

  • URBAN VS WILDERNESS MEDICINE
  • INTRO TO WILDERNESS RECREATION LAW & LIABILITY
  • BASIC WILDERNESS MEDICINE GUIDELINES
  • INTRO TO WILDERNESS RISK MANAGEMENT
  • PATIENT ASSESSMENT
  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
  • BASIC TRAUMATIC INJURIES
  • RED FLAG BACKCOUNTRY MEDICAL PROBLEMS
  • WILDERNESS ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING
  • BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
  • INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY COMMUNICATION DEVICES
  • BASIC DOCUMENTATION
  • BASICS OF CALLING A RESCUE
 
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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)   (Course Overview)

DateCourseLocationOrganizationFormatCostRegister

2021-01-21 08:00:00Jan 21 - Jan 22, 2021

WFA Chattanooga, TNSoutheast Conservation CorpsTraditional
$24500Info

2021-01-28 08:00:00Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2021

WFA Flagstaff, AZAmerican Conservation ExperienceTraditional
$24500Info

2021-02-01 08:00:00Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2021

WFA Flagstaff, AZAmerican Conservation ExperienceTraditional
$24500Info

2021-02-13 08:00:00Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-02-27 08:00:00Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2021

WFA Moscow, IDUniversity of Idaho Outdoor ProgramTraditional
$28500Info

2021-02-27 08:00:00Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2021

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-02-27 08:00:00Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2021

WFA Carbondale, COColorado Rocky Mountain SchoolTraditional
$24500Info

2021-03-16 08:00:00Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2021

WFA Moab, UTCOBS SWPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-03-27 08:00:00Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2021

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - Outdoor ProgramsTraditional
$24500Info

2021-03-28 08:00:00Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2021

WFA Moab, UTCOBS SWPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-03-28 08:00:00Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2021

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-04-04 08:00:00Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2021

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-04-17 08:00:00Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2021

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - Outdoor ProgramsTraditional
$24500Info

2021-04-17 08:00:00Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2021

WFA Gustavus, AKTidelines InstituteTraditional
$24500Register

2021-05-07 08:00:00May 7 - May 8, 2021

WFA Waitsfield, VTFrontiers EducationTraditional
$24500Register

2021-05-10 08:00:00May 10 - May 12, 2021

WFA Steamboat Springs, CORocky Mountain Youth Corps - Steamboat SpringsTraditional
$24500Info

2021-05-22 08:00:00May 22 - May 23, 2021

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - Outdoor ProgramsTraditional
$24500Info

2021-05-27 08:00:00May 27 - May 28, 2021

WFA Salida, COSouthwest Conservation Corps - Los VallesTraditional
$24500Info

2021-06-07 08:00:00Jun 7 - Jun 8, 2021

WFA Moab, UTCOBS SWPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-09-11 08:00:00Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2021

WFA Monte Vista, COAlpine Achievers InitiativeTraditional
$24500Register

2021-09-14 08:00:00Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2021

WFA Moab, UTCOBS SWPTraditional
$24500Info

2021-10-03 08:00:00Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2021

WFA Moab, UTCOBS SWPTraditional
$24500Info