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Wilderness First Aid TBA
16-hour WFA course is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
The expected target audience is seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. The course content meets the anticipated medical needs of those communities.
Course topics are:
Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine
Patient assessment drills and simulations will be specific to the group, the environment, and the context of operations or the activities performed in the field.
Given the short duration of this course, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, including PAS drills as a major learning tool as opposed to long lectures.
Elective topics to specific environments (altitude, tropical, SCUBA, offshore medicine, etc.) can be added to the WFA course content. Please talk to the office or instructor at time of booking.
This course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.
Certifications are valid for three years. Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.
U.S. courses only: Students that take the WFA course will receive a $30US rebate eligible towards any WMA International course 4 days or longer.
All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
- Wilderness And Rescue Medicine Field Guide (water resistant)
- SOAP Notebook;
- The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
Payment can be made by PayPal or by mailing a check payable to Crested Butte Outdoors, LLC for the appropriate course. We will accept deposits equal to 50% of the full course price if you pay by check.
A full refund, minus a $120 cancellation fee, will be issued to any student canceling if more than 31 days remain before the start of the class. No refunds will be issued within 31 days of the class start date. In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, a full refund will be issued.