WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Wilderness First Aid is a 24-hour course for those who do more serious wilderness activities. This training is designed for camp counselors, bicycle patrol members, outdoor enthusiasts, search and rescue teams, law enforcement officers, rangers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, leaders and guides. It is also suitable for those who will be participating in 1-4 day trips where they may have to care for a patient for hours before help can arrive. WFA presents wilderness topics in more detail, provides more time for skills practice, and also includes role-playing wilderness accident scenarios. This course does not include CPR instruction. Certification is good for 3 years.

DAY ONE

  • Emergency Management/ Documentation
  • Patient Assesment / BBP / Personal Protection
  • Focused History / Vital Signs
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / Bleeding Management
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Splinting / Dislocations / Fractures
  • Shock / Management

DAY TWO

  • Wilderness First Aid Kits / Tenn Essentials / Improvising
  • Medical Emergencies / Allergic Reactions / Etc.
  • Heat & Cold Related Illness / Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Hands-on Practice & Written Exam

This class meets the requirements for Wilderness First Aid established by Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The course length may vary depending on whether the class has had previous training, or does enough reading and preparation to reduce the need for extended lectures. Skills training is intensive, with many role-playing wilderness accident scenarios.

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