Wilderness First Aid Training
BE PREPARED AND READY FOR ANY
WILDERNESS EMERGENCY SITUATION
Who is it for?
A Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course is for medical professionals and non-medical individuals:
- For people in charge and for whom medical care is a responsibility
- To be able to be good assistants to more highly trained rescuer medical personnel
- For people with outdoor skills to be better participants and/or lead modest trips
- This class helps the first aid trained to become the caregiver who can improvise in an emergency
- Help individuals traveling in remote areas to better care for family, themselves and friends
- The 16-hour WFA course presents knowledge with an emphasis on practical skills and drills
What is it?
Recognized by the American Camp Association, the WFA is commonly taught as a 16-hour course with an emphasis on practical skills and drills.
Focus is on:
- Becoming aware of hazards to prevent accidents and medical problems by anticipating the activity and environment
- Performing a basic physical exam to identify obvious injuries or abnormalities, assessing basic aid
- How to obtain a medical history with vital signs and report to medical personnel if needed
- Training beyond city first aid where no others are coming to help -especially after disasters
- Preventing and treating environmental problems including heat, cold, lightning, and near drowning
- Treatment of fractures, soft tissue injuries, small to large wounds, and spine issues
- Using the physical exam to identify and treat illness and injuries
- Learning how to improvise where you are without option of hospital care
- Experienced Emergency Department and Family Physician
- Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice
- Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
- Has taught Wilderness Medicine to thousands of students
- Experienced outdoorsman
- Leader of multiple treks in the Himalaya, Rockies, Appalachians
Physician at Everest Base Camp during 2015 avalanche
Fee: $225 Fees include textbook, class materials, patch, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
CPR is a prerequisite. If you need CPR, Dr. Dave will offer a class on Friday from 7PM to 9 PM. CPR cost is $40.