Created to provide outdoor leaders and backcountry travelers with the core knowledge and skills necessary to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies in remote settings. The Wilderness First Responder course is the most useful first aid course for outdoor leaders and travelers and is the expected standard for trip leaders and guides by the outdoor industry. This Wilderness Medical Associates International WFR course meets or exceeds all requirements of other similarly named courses and certification is valid for three years. Topics include patient assessment, difficult extrication and patient movement, basic search and rescue, allergies (includes anaphylaxis certification), toxins, burns, wound care, fractures and dislocation management including reductions of certain injuries, shock recognition and care, spinal assessment and management, brain/head injuries, respiratory distress, heat and cold injuries, Healthcare Provider equivalent CPR, legal issues and treatment of common backcountry ailments such as lost fillings, fish hook removal, fever, etc. This course places great emphasis of critical thinking, scene leadership and ideal to real decision making.
Length: Available as 5 day intensive course with pre-course study or 7-8 day standard course.
Prereqs: none, 16 and 17 year-old students may enroll with written parental consent.
Cert: 3 years through Wilderness Medical Associates International
Host your own course: Have a group of people that need training? Contact us about having Jon and his team of WMAI instructors come to your site.