AWFA - Advanced Wilderness First Aid

32 hours ( 16 hrs. classroom and 16 hrs. field )


This class covers the handling of medical emergencies when you are away from the 911 emergency response system. It is designed to help you prevent problems. Assessment and treatment techniques are also taught in the event that outdoor backcountry problems do occur. This class is excellent for active outdoor individuals as well as beginning guides, camp counselors, and teachers. Taking this class is a good way to see if you would like to take a 72 hr. Wilderness First Responder class, often taken by skilled outdoor individuals and professional guides who are short of the time for WFR. Has 3/4 of the WFR topics in less depth but its the next closest to WMOs WFR/WEMT mod.


* * * There are NO prerequisites for this class * * *


Class Size:

Limited to a maximum of 24 students.


Cost

As of 2016 fees are $295 / student 30 days prior to first class. Text and Material Fee: $45.
Different locations may have a location fee. Ask about HOST DISCOUNT


  • An excellent class for: outdoor enthusiasts, self sufficient families, camp counselors or guides.
  • A specialized backcountry first aid training for wilderness and rural long-term transport with emphasis on backcountry mountain activities. Great for disaster preparedness.
  • This class exceeds the requirements for the State of Colorado Licensed River and Hunting Guides.
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters offers the first Colorado approved Wilderness First Responder Course.

Certifications:

  • Professional Rescuer CPR 2 year
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
  • College credits possible.


 

Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMT's may recertify with this class.

Colorado EMT CEU's approved


Outline

Session 1 - 4 hr. / / Hours
Introduction Medical / Legal 1.0
Communicable Diseases 0.5
Anatomy & Physiology, Respiratory-Circulatory 1.0
Medical Emergencies- Cardiac, Stroke, 0.5
Patient Assessment 1.0
Session 2 - 4 hr. / / Q&A 0.25
Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - BLS 2.25
O2 & airway 0.5
Patient History 0.5
Pt. Exam. 0.5

Session 3 – 4 hr. / / Q&A 0.25
Musculo-skeletal, Sprains, strains, Fractures, dislocations 0.75
Splinting of extremities 1.00
Shock 0.5
Traction splinting 1.0
Wilderness scenario 0.5
Session 4 – 4 hr. / / Q&A 0.25
Dislocation 0.5
First Aid kits 0.5
Toxin, bites, & stings 0.5
Anaphylaxis, allergies 0.5
Ear, eye, nose, & throat 0.75
Lightening injury 0.5
Wilderness scenario 0.5

Session 5 – 4 hr / / Q&A 0.25
Wounds triangle bandage practice 0.25
Lifting – Moving – Extrications 1.0
Litter Packaging 0.75
Carries 1.0
C-Spine 0.25
Wilderness scenarios 0.5
Session 6 – 4 hr / / Q&A 0.25
Hypothermia/ cold injuries frost bite, snow-blind 0.75
Hyperthermia / heat injuries, cramps, exhaustion, stroke 0.5
Burns & Blisters 0.5
Evacuation Considerations & Meds 1.5
Wilderness scenarios 0.5

Session 7-8 - 8 hr. / / Q&A 0.25
Leadership 0.5
Communications 1 hr.
Altitude illness 0.5
Wilderness scenarios 0.5
Gastrointestinal – Genitourinary 0.5
Diabetes, Seizer 1.0
Wound practice, irrigation 1.25
Water purification - Sanitation 0.75
Quiz - wrap up 1.