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.
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.
Interested in this class but you are a medical professional? This river trip is also providing a Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals (WLS:MP) class! To learn more, click here.
Join MedTreks Intl on a 3-night, 4-day luxury camping trip on the Wild and Scenic California Salmon River. The Cal Salmon is a stunning dam-free tributary of the Klamath River that runs only in the springtime. It offers thrilling class IV whitewater, a gorgeous canyon, and crystal-clear water.
The class will start and end in Ashland, OR; roundtrip transportation to and from the river is included in this course.
The materials below 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: