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. This short and intensive course helps prepare those who work, play, and travel in remote environments. Our training prepares students to think critically and make decisions on whether injuries are serious or not, provide life-saving treatments, and determine appropriate evacuation plans. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and back country experience.
Global Emergency Medics (GEM) and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)
For all medical courses, we partner with WMA. WMA has been the leader in wilderness medicine and rescue for over thirty years. The cutting- edge curriculum is constantly updated by our group of healthcare professionals, has been taught on all 7 continents, and is recognized internationally.
Students must be 16 years of age to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age must have written proof of parental consent.
Key Topics Covered
The WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, CPR, AED, and basic life support skills. Students also learn how to effectively manage respiratory and cardiac emergencies, shock, head injuries, altered mental states, basic wounds, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, lightning, and drowning, and medical problems such as, abdominal pain, and diabetes. And so much more…
Below are the suggested items to pack. This list can vary according to the course location, weather, and season. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns specific to your course’s venue. Please be prepared for all seasonal weather conditions and bring the appropriate clothing, footwear, and gear. We will try to spend as much time as possible outside!
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