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What is Wilderness First Aid?

Wilderness first aid is needed for activities in remote areas such as hiking, climbing, camping, sailing, hunting, birding or snowmobiling. Anyone living, working, traveling, or just enjoying the wilderness should be prepared to manage medical emergencies. A definition of “wilderness” is a location that is 1 or more hours away from definitive medical care. Included would be remote communities, developing countries and urban areas after a disaster. Also included would be remote areas where outdoor occupations are conducted (farming, mining, commercial fishing, forestry and some construction sites).

Wilderness first aid is the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill person. It does not take the place of definitive medical care. It consists only of giving assistance until a more advanced level of medical care is obtained or until the chance for recovery without medical care is apparent.

Wilderness first aid has a distinct focus because:

  • Injuries and illnesses occur outdoors, often in adverse conditions that affect both victims and rescuers.
  • Definitive medical care may be delayed for hours or days by a difficult location, bad weather, and lack of transportation or communications.
  • Certain injuries and illnesses are more common in remote areas.
  • Medical care beyond urban first aid may be needed.
  • First Aid supplies and equipment are limited.
  • Difficult decisions must be made.

Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive program will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. We offer three separate courses for you to choose from: Basic Level (8 HR), Standard Level (16HR), and Advanced Level (32HR). At the end of each course students will have to pass a written test and upon successful completion the student will receive a three (3) year certification card. This program meets the American Camp Association (ACA) guidelines.

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Basic Level Course

(About 8 hours)

  1. Who should attend: Anyone who is a outdoor enthusiast or who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with the family, friends and outdoor groups.
  2. Cost: $99.00/pp
  3. Topics Covered: Our basic course is a general overview of the following topics: Actions in an Emergency; Victim Assessment and Urgent Care; Care for Bleeding, Wounds and Burns; Dressings and Bandages; Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries; Physical and Environmental Hazards; Poisons, Toxins and Poisonous Plants; Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snakes; Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings; and How to Improve the Odds of Survival.  For a complete listing of topics click here
  4. Class Dates: Please visit our “Calendar” for class dates

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Standard Level Course

(About 16 hours)

  1. Who should attend:Wilderness trip leaders and guides; People who participate in more extended wilderness trips; Camp staff; remote site workers; and travelers who either work or play away from medical facilities and /or support.
  2. Cost: $149.00/pp
  3. Topics Covered: Our standard course covers a more in depth look into the following topics: Actions in an Emergency; Victim Assessment and Urgent Care; Care for Bleeding, Wounds, and Burns; Dressings and Bandages; Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries; Physical and Environmental Hazards; Poisons, Toxins and Poisonous Plants; Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snakes; Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings; and How to Improve the Odds of Survival.  For a complete listing of topics click here
  4. Class Dates: Please visit our “Calendar” for class dates

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Advanced Level Course

(About 40 hours)

  1. Who should attend: For anyone who wants more than a standard level course.
  2. Cost: $299.00/pp
  3. Topics Covered: Our advanced course covers everything in our standard courses plus the following additional topics: Head and Facial Injuries; Specific Bone and Joint Injuries; Circulatory Emergencies; Respiratory Emergencies; Neurological Emergencies; Abdominal Emergencies; Diabetic Emergencies and Allergic Reactions; Genitourinary Problems; Water Emergencies; First Aid Equipment and Supplies; Field Water Disinfection; and Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement.  For a complete listing of topics click here
  4. Class Dates: Please visit our “Calendar” for class dates

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Course Selection
1st Optional Training Date
2nd Optional Training Date

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Course Options:

  • Adult CPR
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • AED
  • Bloodbourne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Epi-Pen Auto-Injector

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