Class Outline

WFA is two demanding days of lecture, discussion, hands-on and scenario based practice that will increase your ability to do the right thing for a patient. About 1/3 of class time is spent outdoors in hands-on practice and scenarios.

Class is 18 hours of training, and we ask you to put other interests on hold for the weekend — plan to set your social life and cell phone aside.

The outline for classroom lecture and discussion:

  • Wilderness Risk Management

    • Preventing problems to begin with

  • Scene Safety

    • Preventing a second victim

  • Patient Assessment

    • Primary survey (vital systems)

    • Secondary medical survey

  • Musculoskeletal Injury

    • Splinting

    • Dislocations

  • Soft Tissue Wounds

    • Cleaning and bandaging

    • Infection

  • Shock

  • Head Injury

  • Spine Injury

    • Clearing neck-spine issues

  • Heat and Cold Related Illness

  • Diabetes

  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I’ve taken quite a few first aid classes, but nothing prepared me for your class. The class time and scenarios, really helped me retain the lessons. My past training was general, but now I feel I’ve moved to the next level. I’m definitely more comfortable with my abilities and my preparedness.
— John Mearman, BSA

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