WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

Wilderness First Responder is an 80-hour course that is the standard for outdoor wilderness professionals and others who want a higher level of training, or require WFR certification. Many organizations require this as part of their job qualifications. It includes all topics covered in the WFA plus numerous additional topics. The course is recommended for Camp Counselors, Bike Patrollers, Outdoor Enthusiast, Search and Rescue Teams, Law Enforcement, Rangers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts Leaders and Guides and those who are in the backcountry for extended periods and may have to care for a patient for days. 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. This course does not include CPR instruction. Certification is good for 2 years.

DAY ONE

  • Registration
  • Introduction
  • CPR – Optional
  • Emergency Management / Documentation
  • Patient Assessment / BBP / Personal Protection
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY TWO

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Concepts
  • Patient Assessment System
  • ALS or BLS
  • Focused History / Vital Signs
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY THREE

  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Fractures
  • Stable Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Splints
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY FOUR

  • Nervous System
  • Wounds, Bandaging
  • Burns
  • General Principles of Trauma
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Lifting, Moving and Extraction
  • Splints
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY FIVE

  • Quiz
  • Toxins, Bites and Stings
  • Altitude or Diving
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Litter Packaging
  • Litter Carries
  • Patient Carries
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY SIX

  • Hypothermia
  • ALS or BLS
  • Hyperthermia and Heat Illness
  • Near Drowning
  • Frostbite and Cold Injury
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Shelter Building
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY SEVEN

  • Backcountry Medicine
  • Improvised Litters
  • Simulation
  • Personal Preparedness
  • Triage
  • Live Practice Simulation

DAY EIGHT

  • Live Practice Simulation
  • Review
  • Medical and Legal Issues

DAY NINE

  • Live Practice Simulation
  • Review
  • Written

DAY TEN

  • Live Simulation – Final
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