Wilderness Advanced First Aid

WILDERNESS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

4 DAYS (36 HOURS)

Textbooks
Handouts and the Wilderness Associates Field Guide, The Outward Bound Wilderness First Aid Handbook, and Soap notes are included in the cost of the course.

Completion, Grades, and Cerification
These are based on attendance (100%), course participation, performance both written and practical final exams. To pass, students must have a cumulative average of 80% or better.

Using the wafa as a recertification option
The WAFA may be used as a recertification option for those with a current WMA Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT certification. Contact the Wilderness Medical Associates for details.

Standards
The WAFA course meets or exceeds all requirements of other similarly houred courses.

Recertification
Graduates may re-certify with a two-day Recertification course or a three day Challenge course.

Day 1
9 hrs
Introduction/Registration
General Concepts
Infection Control
Patient Assessment system
Circulation and Respiratory systems
CPR, Basic Life Support
Day 3
9.5 hrs
Quiz/ Case Studies
Thermoregulation
Bites and Stings
Wounds and Burns
Lightning
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Improvised Patient Carriers
Day 2
9.5 hrs
Quiz/ Case Studies
Nervous System, Spine Management
Musculoskeleton Injuries
Lifts, Moves, Extrications
Splints- Extremities
Patient Assessment Drills
Day 4
8 hrs
Case Study Review
Backcountry Medicine
Medical/Legal issues
Patients Assessment drills
Simulations, Final Exam
Conclusion

Course Structure
36 Hours over four days. Mornings are devoted to lectures and exams. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions and video taped simulations. Expect one or two rescue simulations with made-up victims and stage blood that will be video taped for enhanced learning. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments.

*Students must be at least 16 to participate in this course. 16 and 17 year olds must have written permission from parents or guardian.