Wilderness First Aid

AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITED

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

Whether you are camping in Yosemite, hiking Three Sister Falls, guiding rafters down the Kern River, or backpacking the Pacific Coast Trail, you will be adventure-ready after this fun, 2-day, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. Continue scrolling down for full course outline.

This course also fulfills Scout training requirements.

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

  • Discount codes
  • Schedule a private class for your group of 6 or more and the organizer is FREE!

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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