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Wilderness First Aid

WFA Course | Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

Certificates and Credits:

Successful completion of this course will result in three certificates:

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
      • valid 2 years
  • CPR Certificate
      • valid 2 years
  • Lay Rescuer Epinephrine Auto-Injector Certificate (upon request)
      • This certificate may be submitted to state agencies for reciprocity. Please inquire with your state agency to confirm and know additional fees may apply.


This course will be hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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:

  • 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:

Please review our terms and policies before registering for a course, course registration is an acknowledgment and agreement to all AdventureMed policies. Should you have any additional questions, please refer to our FAQ page or email our team directly.

Traditional WFA Course Schedule
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2025 Wilderness Medicine of Utah Refund Policy
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March 7, 2025 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2025 @ 6:00 pm


March 7, 2025 @ 8:00 am
March 8, 2025 @ 6:00 pm
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Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT United States


Wilderness Medicine of Utah


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WFA - Salt Lake City, UT - 3.7.25
$ 225.00
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