Wilderness First Aid
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About The Event
The Wilderness First Aid course is intended to provide outdoor enthusiests with an overview of medical assessments, treatment and intended to teach basic life support skills that could save lives or prevent an injury or medical condition from getting worse. This course is also ideal for scouting and youth program leaders, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe & rafting trip guides, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.
This course is presented by True North Expeditions instructors who are professional, medically licensed in the state of Illinois as paramedics or EMT-Bs, have over 50 years of combined experience in prehospital medical care, emergency preparedness, and who have served on specialty rescue teams with career fire departments in the Chicagoland area.
Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid.
All teaching materials will be provided and is included in your registration fee. You will receive the "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations" book either electronically or soft cover.
-Must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.
-Current CPR/AED card.
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam.
Certifications are valid for three years. Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.
• First Aid Kit selection
• Protecting Yourself
• Legal Considerations
• Moving and Lifting Injured or Sick patients
• Scene/Initial Assessment
• Focused Assessment
• Control of Bleeding
• Major Wounds
• Facial Injuries
• Minor Wounds
• Cleaning, Closing, and Dressing Wounds
• Head, Neck, or Back Injuries
• Musculoskeletal Injuries
• Extended Injury Management
• Moving and Lifting Injured patients
• Shortness of Breath
• Abdominal Problems
•Chest Pain, Pressure, and Discomfort
• Bites and Stings
• Heat & Cold Emergencies
• Submersion (Drowning)
• Lightning Strikes
• Altitude Illnesses
• Emotional Considerations
• Protection from the Elements
• Water and Food
- Registration w/Digital Book$150$1500$0
- Registration-Soft Cover Book$160$1600$0