Wilderness First Aid


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-day (8-hours each day) 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.)

Wilderness First Aid Course Dates:

Dates are currently pending for this class

Cancellation & rescheduling policies.

Or schedule a private class for your group of 6, or more. Organizer is FREE!

Course can be held in our classroom, or at your suitable location. For more information please email us at info@AmeriMedCPR.com

Wilderness First Aid Course Outline

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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