WFA 24 hr - Intermediate Wilderness First Aid

24 hours of class time


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 taught for common outdoor backcountry problems. An excellent class 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 76 hr. Wilderness First Responder class (WFR), normally taken by conscientious folk, preppers, skilled outdoor individuals and professional guides as a first wilderness medicine class. The class covers 2/3+- of the WFR topics but in less depth.

I'm pleased to have learned so much throughout our course.  Thanks also for your patience and correspondence throughout this process. Matt Balaban  [American guide leading trips in India] 2014 blended learning 24 hr.


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


Class Size:

Limited to a maximum of 24 students.


Cost:

$289 / student - 30 days prior to first class

$ 335 / student - less than 30 days prior to first class.

Text and Materials Fee: included

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  • An excellent class for: outdoor enthusiasts, self sufficient families, camp counselors or Scout leaders.
  • A specialized backcountry first aid training for wilderness and rural long-term transport.
  • Recerts most schools WFR, student must present previous cert before or at 1st class.
  • The emphasis for this course is backcountry river and mountain activities.
  • Great for disaster preparedness.
  • This class exceeds the requirements Colorado State Licensed, River and Hunting Guides. and other state guides including Utah river guides.
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters offers the first Colorado approved Wilderness First Responder Course.

Certifications:

  • Adult CPR  & AED 2 yr
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
  • Recognized by private, state, and federal agencies

Outline

Session 1 / / Hours .
4 hr. Introduction Medical / Legal 1.0
Communicable Diseases 0.5
Anatomy & Physiology, Respiratory-Circulatory-Shock 1.0
Medical Emergencies- Cardiac, Stroke, Diabetes 0.5
Patient Assessment 1.0
Session 2 / /
4 hr. Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - BLS 2.25
Wounds 0.5
Patient History / Pt. Exam. 0.5
Musculo-skeletal, Sprains, strains, Fractures, dislocations 0.75 Session 3 / /
4 hr. Splinting of extremities 0.75
C-Spine stabilization 0.75
First Aid kits 0.5
Hypothermia/ cold injuries frost bite, snow-blind 0.5
Hyperthermia / heat injuries, cramps, exhaustion, stroke 0.5
Burns & Blisters 0.5 Wilderness scenario 0.5
Session 4 / /
4 hr. Altitude illness 0.5
Lightening injury 0.5 Toxin, bites, stings, Anaphylaxis, & EPI 1.0 Ear, eye, nose, & throat 0.5 Wilderness scenario 0.5 Traction splinting 1.0 Session 5 / / .
8 hr. General Wilderness Medicine discussion 1.0
Evacuation Considerations & Meds. 1.0 Lifting – Moving – Extrications 1.0 Litter Packaging 1.0 Carries 0.75
Quiz 0.5 Gastrointestinal – Genitourinary 1.0
Wound practice 1.0
Water purification 0.25 Triangle bandage practice 0.5