Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)
Duration: 5 Days
Recommended Group Size: 15 Peoples
The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects.
Course Price: Rs.25000 Exc. 13% Vat


The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging. The longer course is appropriate for group leaders, outdoor professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts who may be away from immediate medical help for more than a day. 


Course Dates and Location
10th -15th August 2024 Book Now
What to expect?

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid course builds on the WFA going into greater depth on the basic first aid subjects emphasizes leadership skills, and presents new skills such as building improvised litters and litter carrying. As the course is also quite short, you will gain the maximum benefit from it if you are already familiar with basic first-aid concepts and practices. In previous courses you will most likely have learned reactive first aid; in this advanced course, you will learn to make proactive decisions among other skills. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA. 



Two-Year SOLO AWFA Certification

  • Primary gear and equipment
  • All course materials
  • Professionally trained instructors

You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.

Necessary items (for all classes)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Some snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional items

(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)

  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Footwear you don't mind getting wet
  • Knife
  • Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
  • Head light
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)

Please note that these are list topics and subjects typically covered in the Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course. Topics and subjects may not be taught in this order or progression.

SOLO Courses are very hands-on and include many outdoor scenarios and skills labs so participants will have time to hone their skills. We spend time outside - rain, snow, or sunshine so be prepared for the weather.                                                                               

  • Wilderness vs. Urban First Aid
  • Patient Assessment System
    • Initial Survey
    • Primary Survey
    • Secondary Survey
    • Documentation (SOAP Notes)
  • Patient Lifting and Moving
  • Shock
  • Traumatic Issues
    • Musculoskeletal – Sprains, Strains, & Fractures
    • Spinal Cord Injury Management
    • Soft Tissue Injuries
      • Stopping the Bleed
      • Wound Cleaning
      • Bandaging Skills
      • Infections
      • Burns
  • Environmental Issues
    • The Human Animal
    • Hypothermia and Frostbite
    • Heat Illness: Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, & Heat Stroke
    • North American Bites & Stings
    • Lightning
    • Back Country Essentials: Bivouac & Survival Skills
  • Medical Issues
    • Changes in Level of Consciousness
    • Breathing Issues: Asthma, Allergic Reaction, etc.
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Diabetes
    • Chest Pain
  • Written Test and Course Completion

Groups welcome, start planning your courses today.

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