1) Wilderness First Aid Training
Wilderness First Aid   (WFA)

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Taught by seasoned instructors in a two or two and a half day format. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification. If applicable, you will also earn a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years.

This course may also be used to recertify WMI Wilderness First Responder and WMI Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical examination.

Approvals and Continuing Education:
 This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the training requirement. This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.

Course Outline
The 16 to 20-hour Wilderness First Aid course includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as reduction of dislocations and epinephrine administration.

Topics include:

  1. Patient Assessment System
  2. Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
  3. CPR (on some courses)
  4. Spinal Cord Injuries
  5. Shock
  6. Head Injuries
  7. Wilderness Wound Management
  8. Athletic Injuries
  1. Fracture Management
  2. Dislocations
  3. Cold Injuries
  4. Heat Illness
  5. Altitude Illness
  6. Lightning
  7. The Medical Patient
  8. Anaphylaxis
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