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

2020-11-21 08:00:00Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2020

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - ORPTraditional
$23500Info

2020-12-17 08:00:00Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2020

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-01-09 08:00:00Jan 9 - Jan 10, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-01-14 08:00:00Jan 14 - Jan 15, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-01-16 08:00:00Jan 16 - Jan 17, 2021

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$24500Info

2021-02-04 08:00:00Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

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

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

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

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-03-04 08:08:00Mar 4 - Mar 5, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2021-03-06 08:00:00Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2021

WFA Freight - Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register