Wilderness First Aid
School of Emergency Medicine
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is one of the most popular medical courses for beginners and advanced users alike. It creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care and when taken in secession skills are reinforced.
Wilderness First Aid is designed to meet the needs of first-aid training for anyone who works, travels, or spends time in rural or wilderness areas. This 16-hour course examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. It provides intensive, in-depth training in the areas of patient assessment system, environmental injuries/ conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, and backcountry medicine. The curriculum covers standards of care for trauma and medical patients for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making.
As with all of our curriculum we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life.
Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Aid. To stay current, you must repeat this course every two years. CPR is a separate component that is necessary for a WFA certification to be valid.