2016 Wilderness First Aid Workshop
Wilderness First Aid Training Empowers Your Adventures
We’re excited to announce the second annual Wilderness Medicine Workshop this coming June! Two content-rich, skill-based courses will be offered – Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification.
Related: What is Wilderness Medicine?
The Wilderness Medicine Workshop is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and wilderness professionals alike with hands-on training in injury prevention, risk assessment, and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote environments. The two courses will provide up-to-date information and evidence-based treatment guidelines taught by professional educators and experienced medical providers.
Wilderness First Aid – Knowledge is Power
Who should attend the Wilderness First Aid workshop?
The WFA course is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are responsible for the medical care of others in a wilderness setting, people who work in remote settings, and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be prepared in the case of an emergency. The course is also for medical professionals seeking ways to apply their skills outside of the clinic setting, as well as people who live in areas that are prone to natural disasters whose aftermath may delay emergency response.
What topics are covered during the course?
Topics in the 16-hour class include: patient assessment, how to provide long-term care with limited resources, the decision of when to call for more help, and treatments such as splinting, wound care and managing spine injuries. The course schedule includes classroom time, as well as extensive hands-on skills practice through medical scenarios and labs.