Our Wilderness First Aid course is designed to provide an individual with an introduction to wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness. This program is appropriate for entry-level professional guides and other non-medical people who want a basic understanding of wilderness medicine.
This WFA Hybrid course requires approximately 8+ hours of online coursework. Following the completion of the online material, a student will be eligible to attend the ~10 hours of hands-on training. After taking this course you will be familiar with some of the most common backcountry problems. You’ll have some limited practice in evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings. You’ll start to get a feel for what situations require medical assistance.
Upon course completion, students will earn both the WFA and CPR/BLS plus AED certifications, which are valid for two years.
This course will be hosted in Moab, Utah, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
The materials below above are covered via online and in person didactic lecture, small group discussion, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practice and the most up to date guidelines.
The WFA curriculum includes, but is not limited to topics such as:
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