The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups.
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
This course is designed for any individual interested in the basics of providing emergency care, and can be applied to both urban and wilderness situations. The outdoors environment nearly always means that a casualty is attended to for a longer time scale without emergency facilities than is typical in an urban setting. The WFA focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries and Medical Emergencies. All of our outdoor first aid courses look at how to manage these remote outdoor situations and the patient appropriately.