Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


What is WFA?
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a 16 hour course designed for outdoor enthusiast. Basic first aid skills are covered to keep you and your friends and family safe in outdoor environments. We emphasize scenario based learning for a hands on learning experience. This course is recognized by ACA and NICA. ​

Next dates:  Oct 25, 2024

Contact: Alex@blueridgeadventuremed.com for private course dates


Course Description:
•   Earn your Wilderness First Aid certification
•   Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment and evacuation protocols
•   Practice your skills in live scenarios with our expert instructors
Course Objectives:
•   To provide a practical foundation in Wilderness Medicine for outdoor enthusiasts
•   To teach patient assessment and treatment guidelines
Topics Include:
•  Patient Assessment
•  Trauma
•  Medical Problems
•  Animal & Insect Bites
•  Musculoskeletal Injuries
•  Wound Management
•  Water Treatment
•  Extremes of temperature (Heat illness and Cold illness)
• First Kits
•  Lightning

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