Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 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

Training: 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)

DateCourseLocationProviderFormatCostRegister

2022-10-08 08:00:00Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2022

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2022-10-08 08:00:00Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2022

WFA Pagosa Springs, COWinter Outdoor Learning FundTraditional
$32500Register

2022-10-09 08:00:00Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2022

WFA Moab, UTColorado Outward Bound School - SWPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-10-21 08:00:00Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022

WFA Lakewood, CORed Rocks Community CollegeTraditional
$43000Info

2022-10-22 08:00:00Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2022

WFA Leadville, COColorado Outward Bound School - RMPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-10-22 08:00:00Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-10-22 08:00:00Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2022

WFA Salt Lake City, UTSheJumpsTraditional
$25000Info

2022-10-31 08:00:00Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2022

WFA Leadville, COColorado Outward Bound School - RMPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-11-19 08:00:00Nov 19 - Nov 20, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-12-05 08:00:00Dec 5 - Dec 6, 2022

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2023-01-13 00:00:00Jan 13 - Jan 14, 2023

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$32500Info

2023-01-15 00:00:00Jan 15 - Jan 16, 2023

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$32500Info

2023-01-21 08:00:00Jan 21 - Jan 22, 2023

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine- FreightTraditional
$32500Register

2023-02-04 08:00:00Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2023

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2023-02-23 00:00:00Feb 23 - Feb 24, 2023

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine- FreightTraditional
$32500Register

2023-03-18 08:00:00Mar 18 - Mar 19, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
-Upcoming

2023-03-25 08:00:00Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-03-27 00:00:00Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2023

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine- FreightTraditional
$32500Register

2023-04-01 08:00:00Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-08 08:00:00Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-15 08:00:00Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-22 08:00:00Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2023

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2023-05-06 00:00:00May 6 - May 7, 2023

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine HeadquartersTraditional
$32500Register

2023-07-29 08:00:00Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2023

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