Wilderness First Aid


Wilderness First Aid

Learn how to lead others, make decisions, and create positive outcomes. 

Think your way through a safe response.

A 2-day, 18-hour course for trip leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts. Open to all comers, including you.

We cover:

  • Patient assessment
  • Musculoskeletal and soft tissue injury
  • Splinting
  • Dealing with bad weather and non-standard equipment.

Gain confidence in your ability to make decisions and create positive outcomes in unpredictable situations, through new learning, practical exercises, and outdoor scenarios.

  • Participants must be at least 14 years old
  • Must hold current certification in Adult CPR and Basic First Aid
  • Attendance is required at both sessions for this 16 hour course.

“Time is the essential element distinguishing wilderness first aid from standard first aid. When calling EMS is not an immediate option, or when help could be an hour or even days away, the task of managing the injured and the ill will challenge you beyond the principles of first aid you will learn in this course.”

• Training for Wilderness EmergenciesAltitude Illness
• Patient Assessment: Learning to Find Problems• Lightning Strike
• Shock• Sunburn, Skin and Eye Protection
• Wilderness Wound Care• Contaminated Water
• Burns• Mosquitoes, Ticks and Disease
• Bone Injuries and Splinting• Bees, Wasps, and Spiders
• Joint Injuries• Venomous Snakes
• Head and Spinal Injuries• Hazardous Mammals
• Eye and Facial Injuries• Hazardous Marine Animals
•Chest and Abdominal Injuries• Hazardous Plants
• How to Beat the Heat• Medical Problems in the Wilderness
• Hypothermia• Wilderness First Aid Kits
• Frostbite• Resources
• Submersion Incidents (Drowning)