Wilderness First Aid Course Topics

The Wilderness First Aid Course is a 2-day, hands-on course.

The following is an outline of the topics covered.

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

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

(Dress for Survival Handout)

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

Course Fee: $150.00
(Compare to $275.00 at R.E.I.)

Wilderness First Aid Course Dates:

MARCH 30 & 31, 2019
9am-5pm
7435 University Ave.
La Mesa  CA  91942


 

MAY 4 & 5, 2019
9am-5pm
7435 University Ave.
La Mesa  CA  91942


 

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019
9am-5pm
7435 University Ave.
La Mesa  CA  91942


 

JULY 6 & 7, 2019
9am-5pm
7435 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA  91942

 

 

  • Completion fulfills the Boy Scouts training requirement. (Boy Scouts are required to complete the CPR-AED course prior to attending this class.)
  • The recommended minimum age requirement is 12.
  • Students under 16 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Students under 18 years old must have their parent sign the release of liability form in class at registration.
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