Wilderness First Aid Training Course
with CPR Certification

Wilderness First Aid Training
Course Details

Dates: Dec 13-15, 2013
Duration: Fri 8am - Sun evening
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Wilderness Medicine
Training Center staff (WMTC)
Cost: $250

wilderness first aid training course

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.

Schedule Overview:

Day One: Friday February 15

  • Opening & Course Paperwork
  • General Concepts in Patient Care
  • Body Defenses
  • Introduction to Trauma
  • Assessment & Treatment of Traumatic Critical System & Extremity Problems
  • Basic Life Support Lab & Simulations
  • Demo and assign cut T-shirt rolls
  • Case Study Homework

Day Two: Saturday February 16

  • 3rd Triangle Skills Lab & SOAP Evaluation Process
  • Traumatic Simulation
  • Basic Extremities Splinting Lab
  • Wound Cleaning Lab
  • Focused Spine Assessment
  • Traumatic Simulations
  • Assessing Medical Problems
  • Case Study Homework & Expedition Medicine Case Studies

Day Three: Sunday February 17

  • Dehydration
  • Sun Exposure
  • Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, & Hyponatremia
  • Hypothermia
  • Near Drowning
  • Allergies
  • Injection Lab & Quiz
  • Medical & Environmental Tag-team Simulations
  • Course Debrief & Closing

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.

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