Wilderness First Responder Recertification
(WFR-R)

School of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is recognized as the industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. This 16-hour module is designed for anyone re-certifying their current WFR certification.

The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include, but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. 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 Responder. To stay current, you must repeat this course every three years. Additionally a current CPR certification is required for a WFR certification to be valid.