Wilderness First Aid

AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITED

Outdoor activities create special situations in which medical services may be hours away, and Basic First Aid training is not enough.

Whether you are camping, hiking, biking, backpacking, or rafting, you will be adventure-ready after this fun, 2-day, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.

This course is American Camping Association Accredited, and fulfills Scout training requirements. Minimum age 14 (students under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult).  This course is comparable to the same class at R.E.I., but nearly half the cost.

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

Wilderness First Aid Course Dates:

Wilderness First Aid Course Outline

Wilderness First Aid Day 1

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 (splinting / taping an ankle)
  • 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 Day 2

Review SCENE AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT

 BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

 MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE WILDERNESS

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Allergic Reaction
  • EpiPen Administration
  • Submersion Incidents / Drowning
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