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

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

2021-12-06 08:00:00Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2021

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

2022-01-08 08:00:00Jan 8 - Jan 9, 2022

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users (All Women's Course) Salt Lake City, UTSheJumpsTraditional
$28500Info

2022-01-14 08:00:00Jan 14 - Jan 15, 2022

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$25000Info

2022-01-14 20:00:00Jan 14 - Jan 15, 2022

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$25000Info

2022-01-15 08:00:00Jan 15 - Jan 16, 2022

WFA Aspen, COBuddy ProgramTraditional
$25000Info

2022-01-22 00:00:00Jan 22 - Jan 23, 2022

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, COFreightTraditional
$28500Register

2022-02-04 08:00:00Feb 4 - Feb 4, 2022

WFA West Glacier, MTGreat Northern Whitewater Raft & ResortTraditional
$25000Info

2022-02-05 08:00:00Feb 5 - Feb 6, 2022

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$25000Info

2022-02-08 08:00:00Feb 8 - Feb 9, 2022

WFA Silverton, COColorado Rocky Mountain SchoolTraditional
$25000Info

2022-02-14 00:00:00Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2022

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, COFreightTraditional
$28500Register

2022-02-14 08:00:00Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2022

WFA Vail, COVail Mountain SchoolTraditional
$25000Info

2022-03-19 08:00:00Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-03-26 08:00:00Mar 26 - Mar 27, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-03-26 08:00:00Mar 26 - Mar 27, 2022

WFA for Hunters & Anglers Moab, UTDesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register

2022-04-09 08:00:00Apr 9 - Apr 10, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-04-23 08:00:00Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-05-07 08:00:00May 7 - May 8, 2022

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$25000Info

2022-05-09 08:00:00May 9 - May 11, 2022

WFA Steamboat Springs, CORocky Mountain Youth Corps - Steamboat SpringsTraditional
$25000Info

2022-05-21 08:00:00May 21 - May 22, 2022

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2022-06-24 08:00:00Jun 24 - Jun 25, 2022

WFA Ogden, UTWeber State UniversityTraditional
$25000Register

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

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain MedicineTraditional
$28500Register