Wilderness First Aid Course Topics

Wilderness First Aid Part 1 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)

SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • Establishing Control / Scene Assessment
  • Initial Patient Assessment / ABCDE’s
  • Hands-On Physical Head-to-toe Assessment
  • SAMPLE Medical History
  • SOAP Incident Documentation

PREVENTING AND CARING FOR:

  • Abrasions, Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Eye & Facial Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Injuries

 ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS (Dress for Survival Handout)

  • Hypothermia
  • Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Drowning
  • Altitude Illness
  • Lightning Strike
  • Sunburn, Skin & Eye Protection
  • Poisoning

Wilderness First Aid Part 2 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)

 SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT review

 BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

  • Contaminated Water
  • Spiders, Snakes, Ticks, Bees, Wasps, etc.
  • Hazardous Animals & Marine Life
  • Hazardous Plants

 MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE WILDERNESS

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Allergic Reaction
  • EpiPen Administration

INCIDENT REPORTING

EVACUATION GUIDELINES

FIRST AID KITS

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