Course dates: August 8-9, 2020
Certifications: ECSI CPR/AED, WFA
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) two-day training course includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote and wilderness medicine. This course teaches students how to respond and manage patients effectively in an emergency for up to four hours or until a higher level of care arrives. A CPR certification is included in this course.
Designed for the outdoor enthusiast or the employee working in remote or challenging locations, the WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics. Subjects include 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.
Pre Requisites: 18 years or older
Duration: Two days onsite, 8am - 5pm, with a short online assignment due prior to the first day.
Certifications: ECSI CPR/AED Certification, Remote Medical Training WFA.
Recertification Interval: Two years for certification period.
Course Format: Non Residential - food and lodging is not provided.
1. ECSI CPR/AED 7th edition
2. Remote Medical Training WFA 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.