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

2021-06-16 00:00:00Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2021

WFA Near ABQ, NMConservation Legacy Southwest (SCC-Durango)Traditional
$24500Info

2021-08-14 08:00:00Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2021

WFA Ogden, UTWeber State UniversityTraditional
$24500Register

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

2021-12-03 00:00:00Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2021

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Glenwood Springs, COColorado Mountain College – Spring Valley CampusTraditional
$28500Info