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Wilderness Medicine @ UP

Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Courses

 

 

Learn to Give First Aid in Wilderness 

People who live, work, travel and recreate in the outdoors have specialized medical training needs not met by traditional first aid programs. They care for patients in remote locations, in challenging weather, with questionable communication and support, limited equipment and the need to make independent decisions on patient care and transport. As a result, medical and outdoor specialists developed wilderness medicine courses in an attempt to meet these needs.

Wilderness First Aid (wfa) description:

As a certified WFA you will have the skills to anticipate risks and hazards, identify medical, traumatic, environmental problems, recognize life-threatening issues, initiate basic care and deliver a cohesive report. This 16-24 hour Wilderness First Aid course can be held over 2-3 days. Wilderness First Aid courses are best for individuals traveling with friends or family in front-country outdoor recreation settings, outdoor instructors working secondarily to a outdoor professional of higher medical training, or a leader of single day trips or camps located where local Emergency Medical Services or Search and Rescue agencies can access in a timely manner.

Wilderness First Responder (wfr) description:

As a certified WFA you will have the skills to anticipate risks and hazards, identify medical, traumatic, environmental problems, recognize life-threatening issues, initiate basic care and deliver a cohesive report. This 16-24 hour Wilderness First Aid course can be held over 2-3 days. Wilderness First Aid courses are best for individuals traveling with friends or family in front-country outdoor recreation settings, outdoor instructors working secondarily to a outdoor professional of higher medical training, or a leader of single day trips or camps located where local Emergency Medical Services or Search and Rescue agencies can access in a timely manner.