Wilderness First Aid Course


Hikers, backpackers, climbers, and campers
all know that wilderness environments create special situations in which medical services may be hours or even days away.

This fun, in-depth, 2-part course uses hands-on skills practice and real-life, scenario-based instruction to help prepare you for outdoor medical emergencies when help is not quickly available.

Completion of both Part 1 and Part 2 fulfills the Boy Scouts training requirement.

Boy Scouts are required to complete the CPR-AED course prior to attending this class.

Course Fee: $150.00
(Compare to $265.00 at R.E.I.)

Course dates:

Wilderness First Aid Parts 1 & 2
Saturday, May 19, 2018 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
La Mesa, CA  91942

NOTE: The course format requires a minimum of 3 participants. Class schedule subject to change.

Cancellation & rescheduling policies.

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)

Review SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT

 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

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We also offer the following courses:

BLS for Health Care Providers

BLS CPR Instructor Trainer

Lay Rescuer (non-healthcare) CPR / AED and First Aid

Preventive Health Practices

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