Online: February 19, Onsite: March 19-23, 2020
Certifications: ECSI Health Care provider CPR/AED, WFR
The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) course provides medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting. This course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train students to improvise with limited resources in remote environments. The course combines 20-30 hours of online coursework with five days of on-site training.
Designed for the outdoor guide, Remote Site Team Lead or Military Team Lead, the H-WFR includes a range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Students also learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states, for up to eight hours until a higher level of care can arrive. This course is designed to prepare the student in leading and managing a group of individuals who are not medically trained or have basic medical knowledge to assist them in managing a complex patient.
Pre Requisites: 18+ years or older.
Duration: 20-30 hours of distance learning through our Online LMS and five days on-site. Typical course schedule is 8am - 5pm with the potential for one evening scenario requirement.
Certifications: ECSI CPR/AED Health Care Provider (Professional) Certification and Remote Medical Training WFR.
Recertification Interval: Three years.
Course Format: Non-residential - food and lodging is not provided.
Text Books (provided):
1. ECSI CPR/AED 7th edition
2. Remote Medical Training WFR handbook
Remote Medical Training HQ - Bellingham, WA
909 Squalicum Way, Suite 103
Remote Medical Training HQ is located in the Squalicum Lofts Business Park in Bellingham, WA. This facility has direct access to Squalicum Creek Park and the city of Bellingham’s vast trail network. The trail system allows access to water, beach and adverse terrain settings. The Bellingham facility has a large classroom, as well as space for conducting smaller breakout sessions. Squalicum Lofts provides the perfect location to conduct realistic training scenarios in an urban setting, while maintaining a remote and wilderness feel.