WFA20 Blended Learning Course Description

 


Thanks again for offering the blended learning WFA 20 course.  It is a fantastic alternative for those of us who were not able to attend their locally offered BSA Council classes.
Our skill instructor was an awesome, and inspiring mentor to work with.
Happy hiking, Dan Meyer Wisconsin


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WMO WFA20 Blended learning, go to bottom to sign up

This blended learning course meets most basic outdoor Wilderness First Aid (WFA) requirements.
It includes both online self pacing studies and in person review and hands on skills with an instructor.

SKILL INSTRUCTORS can often be arranged very near you!!! [read below]

It is, however, important to find a skill instructor candidate if one is not in your area FROM US upon registering and NOT WAIT until the last minute! You may elect to only do the online portion. There is no discount or refund if you do not complete. WMO will assist in finding a skill instructor but does not guarantee to find one for you.

Student receives access to four online video lessons.
Each lesson ranges from one to two hours in length
and includes an 76 page text to download.

Price includes ½ day in person session with instructor

Regarding the hands on session:

Since starting this program in 2000, We have a very high success rate of arranging our students a skill instructor.

1 - Giving 4 hrs free training to an outdoors oriented Doc, Nurse, Paramedic or EMT you may know or find at your local fire station and then having them work with you.
or
2 - Using one of the many trained skill instructors we have.
or
3 - Finding you one of the 3000 members of the Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) to work with you.

The first option is usually easiest as the person you find is CLOSE to you. We have had many students who have driven distances to meet up with the skill instructor in option 2 and 3 or occasionally paid to have them fly to the student. We pay the cost of supplies and pay shipping to your chosen instructor candidate and usually recommend option 1.

You can use your credit card in our store, buy and start class NOW

1. Introduction
 Acceptable Risk
 Medical / Legal, meds
 Water purification, basic field sanitation
 Communicable Diseases
 Patient Assessment Patient History / Pt. Exam.
 First aid kits
Reading and quiz
 
2. Medical
Stroke, Diabetes
Lightning injury
Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - BLS
Toxin, bites, stings, allergies and anaphylaxis
Gastrointestinal – Genitourinary
Ear -insects, infection -eye, impaled -nose, bleed -throat, swollen, infection
Altitude illness
Reading and quiz

3. Muscular-skeletal
Spine, Spine stabilization, concussion
Splinting of extremities
Muscular-skeletal, Sprains, strains, Fractures, dislocations
Traction splinting
Shock
Care giving scenarios preparation, Wilderness scenario discussion
Evacuation Considerations
Reading and quiz

4.  Environmental
Hypothermia / cold injuries frost bite, snow-blind
Hyperthermia / heat injuries, cramps, exhaustion, stroke
Burns & Blisters
Wounds
Triangle bandage practice
Lifting - Moving, Litter Packaging, Carries
Reading and final quiz with details to go to Skills session day

4a. [Option] 2 hr CPR on line course for those wanting CPR certification
cost $25 for online portion paid thru paypal to carl@wildernessmedicine.com or by mail and check
Skill session may be done at same time with session 5 below
allow 30 minutes extra and $20 - for practical testing

5. ½ Day Skill Practice Session
Activity breakdown of 4 hours:
Wilderness scenario [2 sets]  1hr
Splinting - traction   3/4hr
Manikin CPR practice testing  1/2hr
Lifting - Moving, Litter intro  1/2hr
Carries 1/4hr
Triangle bandage practice  1/4hr
EPI auto practice   1/4hr
Wound cleaning and closure  1/2hr

20 hr. WFA Certification furnished at successful course completion
CPR Certificate at same time if option selected

Students will receive at skill session [based on supply availability, but price included when available]:
1. 3 Nitril Gloves
2. Back Country Care Book
3. Water treatment mp1 tablets
4. Antiseptic wipes bzk

System Requirements:
- Adobe Flash version 10 or higher needed for your browser. Get latest version [ HERE ]
- High Speed internet connection. Dial up modems and Cellular modem (such as 3G, Verizon, Sprint, AirCard) are not fast enough to view the videos.
- Adobe Reader for PDF files Get latest version [ HERE ].
- Headphones or computer audio speakers required.

The course videos contain audio with no closed captioning (CC) available at this time.


 


How to get Started

Buy this course now: click [ HERE ]

You will need a user account on this website. If you buy the course online using the link above, you will create your account (username and password) during the checkout process.

If you arranged to take the online course another way or paid with a check, you will need to create an account.
Click on the "Login" link below to set up a username and password for yourself.

Once payment for the course has been confirmed
(either PayPal or mailed a check or some other method),
WMO can grant you access to the WFA20 Course.

Once you are all paid up or otherwise granted access, you can start the course right away.

Login.  Use the "Login" link below to login to your account.
If you see your name at the bottom, you will not see login button since you are already logged in.

Please start promptly so you get your credential on time.
The course is intended for a 90 day period. Many complete in a week.

Proceed to: Main menu > Classes > WFA20 Hr Course and watch the video
of how to enter / enroll yourself in the course.