Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a course for everyone planning a remote high adventure ranging from lay responders to medical professionals. It focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by 911 responders is not readily available. This delayed transport is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care. In the cities, emergency care is an expectation provided by the 911 EMS system (EMS, FIRE, LE) and this time frame can be met. In remote and austere locations where these services may not be readily available, this time frame might not be met. This is where the Wilderness First Aid trained person can step in and buy time until more advanced services can respond.
This class will address scene safety; patient assessments; head, spine, thorax, abdominal, and extremity injuries; bone and joint injuries; soft tissue injuries; allergies; environmental aspects; wilderness first aid kits.
Guides (eg Sierra Club), clubs, hunters, hikers, adventurists, and anyone who steps outside would benefit from these Wilderness First Aid classes.
Wilderness First Aid Basic is 8 hours
Wilderness First Aid Standard is 16 hours (Meets The Boy Scouts of America curriculum)
Wilderness First Aid Advanced is 36 hours.