Wilderness First Aid

(Formerly called Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid)

Duration: 40 hours                   

WFA offers comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course (50%) is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training, and outdoor clothing .

Course Content
• Planning
• Your health
• Assessment
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing and circulation emergencies
• Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
• Wound care
• Head and spine injuries
• Bone, muscle and joint injuries
• Sudden medical emergencies
• Environmental emergencies
• Poisons
• Extended care
• Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Take Home Materials
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Field Guide
3-year certification in Wilderness First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

This course can be recertified by taking a 20 hour WFA Recertification course.