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Wilderness First Aid

WFA Course | Ashland, OR

Course Description:

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 course is 2 days, equaling approximately 20 hours of contact time. 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 successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR. Accredited for Nursing CEUs by MedTreks with the core curriculum by Wilderness Medical Associates.

Cost: $350 

Nursing CEU: $95


Ashland is a charming city located in the southern part of the state of Oregon, in the United States. Known for its cultural offerings and natural beauty, Ashland is home to a many delicious restaurants, boutique shops, and art galleries. You can start you day with breakfast on the plaza and head out on foot from town on a hike through the incredible trail network that Ashland has to offer.


The materials below above are covered via didactic lectures, small group discussions, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, and prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high-quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practices and the most up-to-date guidelines.

The WFA curriculum includes, but is not limited to topics such as:

  • Patient Assessment Scene Size-up, Primary Survey, Secondary Survey
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Abdominal and Chest Injuries
  • Wound and Burn Management (bandaging)
  • Fractures & Dislocations, Improvised Splinting
  • Head and Spine Injuries, Spinal Motion Restriction
  • Near Drowning
  • Lightning Injuries and Prevention
  • Heat-Related Illness
  • Medical Problems in the Wilderness
  • Bites and Stings
  • Hypothermia & Cold-Related Illness/Injury
  • Evacuation Guidelines
  • Water Disinfection and Hydration
  • Improvised Litters & Carries

Course Policies:

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Traditional WFA Course Schedule
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AdventureMed Student Eligibility Criteria
2024 Wilderness Medicine of Utah Refund Policy

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 6:00 pm


May 11 @ 8:00 am
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Course Category:


MedTreks International


Course Location Type


Ashland, OR
Ashland, OR United States + Google Map
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