This standard Wilderness First Aid Training Course (WFA) is designed to introduce you to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The class focuses on basic life support skills, minor trauma, spine assessment, selected environmental topics, toxic and allergic reactions, the ruling out process, and "common" medical emergencies. The majority of time is spent in hands-on skills practice and simulations. The course includes CPR certification.
Day One: Friday February 15
Day Two: Saturday February 16
Day Three: Sunday February 17
You can download a copy of the Wilderness First Aid Course Syllabus.
This course may also be used to re-certify WAFA, WFR, and WEMT certifications with the successful completion of an on-line re-certification exam.
This class is taught by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC), a leader in the field of wilderness first aid. WMTC is an affiliate of and teaches to the practice guidelines published by the Wilderness Medicine Society and to position papers published by the National Association of EMS Physicians.
WMTC Wilderness First Aid certifications are recognized by other wilderness medicine providers, insurance companies, guide licensing boards nationwide, and numerous organizations such as the American Camping Association and Boy Scouts of America. Learn more about the Wilderness Medicine Training Center.