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.

Custom Courses

Wilderness First Aid courses can be customized to your organization’s unique needs. Custom courses may include specialty topics and techniques, customized scheduling and course progression, field-based and backcountry classrooms, and uniquely specialized instructors, among other options. Organizations seeking a custom WFA must be able to provide a course venue.

To learn more about designing a custom WFA course, please reach out to [email protected].

Hours: 16 

Length:  2-3 Days

Training: CPR, WAT, WFA (2 year certification)

Prerequisite: None

Credits: College credits are available in partnership with University of Colorado – Denver. Read more here.

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

WFA

Provider: Monarch High School
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA – High School Wild Med Initiative
Cost: $325
Provider: Custer Ambulance Service
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $295
Provider: Teens INC
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA – High School Wild Med Initiative
Cost: $325
Provider:
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: DMM at Colorado Academy
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: New Treks
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $300
Provider: Desert Mountain Medicine - Get Outdoors Leadville
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA – High School Wild Med Initiative
Cost: $325
Provider:
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Teens INC
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA – High School Wild Med Initiative
Cost: $325
Provider:
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: University of Portland Outdoor Pursuits
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $295
Provider: Red Rocks Community College
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Keystone Science School
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Desert Mountain Medicine Headquarters
Format: Traditional
Field Course
Specialty: WFA for Hunters & Anglers
Cost: $325
Provider: Colorado Outward Bound School - RMP
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Colorado Outward Bound School - RMP
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Colorado Outward Bound School - SWP
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: GOAL High School
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA – High School Wild Med Initiative
Cost: $325
Provider: Colorado Outward Bound School - SWP
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325
Provider: Colorado Mesa University
Format: Traditional
Specialty: WFA
Cost: $325