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. First aid providers on the trail and in the wilderness will be faced with limited resources. They will have to care for a patient for a much longer time period, and make decisions about when and how fast to evacuate a patient. This in-depth, 2 part course uses hands-on skills practice and real-life, scenario-based instruction to prepare you to handle 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: $75.00 each part. Click on a class date below for details & registration.
NOTE: The course format requires a minimum of 3 participants. Class schedule subject to change.
Please complete and sign the Participant Liability Waiver
Cancellation & rescheduling policies.
Wilderness First Aid Part 1 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)
- 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
- Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations
- Head & Spine Injuries
- Eye & Facial Injuries
- Chest & Abdominal Injuries
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS (Dress for Survival Handout)
- Heat-Related Illnesses
- Altitude Illness
- Lightning Strike
- Sunburn, Skin & Eye Protection
Wilderness First Aid Part 2 (Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2)
- Contaminated Water
- Spiders, Snakes, Ticks, Bees, Wasps, etc.
- Hazardous Animals & Marine Life
- Hazardous Plants
MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE WILDERNESS
- Heart Attack
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Allergic Reaction
- EpiPen Administration
- Format for an Accident Report
- Writing the Report
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