Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

This course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who wants more than 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 wants more than 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

2020-08-08 08:00:00Aug 8 - Aug 9, 2020

WFA Ohio City, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$23500Sold Out

2020-08-15 08:00:00Aug 15 - Aug 16, 2020

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$23500Register

2020-09-11 08:00:00Sep 11 - Oct 12, 2020

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$23500Info

2020-09-16 08:00:00Sep 16 - Sep 17, 2020

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$23500Info

2020-09-19 08:00:00Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2020

WFA Monte Vista, COAlpine Achievers InitiativesTraditional
$23500Info

2020-09-21 08:00:00Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2020

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$23500Info

2020-09-22 08:00:00Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2020

WFA Moab, UTUtah Conservation Corps – LoganTraditional
$23500Info

2020-10-07 08:00:00Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2020

WFA Flagstaff, AZAmerican Conservation ExperienceTraditional
$23500Info

2020-10-07 08:00:00Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2020

WFA Hurricane, UTAmerican Conservation Experience - UtahTraditional
$20000Info

2020-10-20 08:00:00Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2020

WFA Leadville, COCOBS RMPTraditional
$23500Info