The Wilderness First Responder Bridge course (WFR-Bridge) course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) . This four-day course is designed for WAFA graduates that want to continue their medical training. The comprehensive Bridge curriculum will review concepts learned in earlier courses and offer a greater focus on evacuation, environmental topics, critical thinking, and leadership. 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.
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
- CPR Certification (Adult CPR and AED training)
Key Topics Covered
The WFR 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, dislocations, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, toxins, stings, poisoning, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, heat illness, lightning, drowning, submersion and medical emergencies such as severe asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. Significant emphasis is also placed on leadership, teamwork, communication, and long term patient care. And so much more…