Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

This course is perfect for entry-level guides, outdoor educators, field staff, and outdoor enthusiasts who want the skills to take an active supporting role in treatment and rescue during backcountry emergencies. The emphasis of the class is on recognizing and treating life-threatening traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies common to backcountry travel.

Hours: 40 

Length:  4-5 days

Certifications: CPR, WAT, WAFA

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

CEU: None


  • Urban Vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Micromedics
  • Complex Traumatic Injuries
  • Spine Injury Management
  • Basic Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Wilderness Risk Management
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training
  • Basic Environmental Medicine
  • Basic Incident Documentation
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
  • Basic  Backcountry First Aid Kits
  • Simple Group Scenario Simulation
  • Intro To Psychological First Aid

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)   (Course Overview)


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