An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks.
Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive four-day medical training designed for outdoor professionals or wilderness trip leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches students how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students to respond effectively in emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry 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.
• Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) certification
• CPR Certification (Adult CPR and AED training)
Key Topics Covered
The WAFA curriculum includes a broad range of 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, wounds and burns, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocation, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, lightning, and drowning, and medical emergencies such as asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. And so much more…