Wilderness First Aid Course

May 20-21,2019 Outdoor enthusiasts 18 y/o or older.
$175 (includes room & board)

Wilderness First Aid is an excellent course for wilderness group guides, camp counselors, long trail backpackers, weekend trippers, or someone excited to start their first outdoor adventure.  The "WFA" course will equip students with basic first aid skills intended for places and situations where definitive medical care is more than an hour away.  Students can expect to spend a minimal amount of time in the classroom and a much greater amount of time outdoors practicing newly learned skills and putting them to use in relevent scenarios.

The Wilderness First Aid course is provided through SOLO Wilderness Medicine schools (SOLO) and is a nationally recognized certification that meets American Camping Association standards for trip leaders and can be counted towards continuing education hours for EMTs.  The course can also be used to re-certify a current Wilderness First Responder certification.  The WFA certification is valid for two (2) years from the class date.  It is recommended that the holder of the WFA certification also obtain a nationally recognized CPR certification (SOLO CPR, Red Cross, American Heart Assoc., etc)  Please note: CPR will not be offered with this course.  

Students should come prepared to spend time outside (rain or shine) participating in hands on activities that may be physically challenging.  

Highlighted Topics

  • Musculoskeletal Injury Management
  • Soft Tissue Injury Care & Bandaging
  • Scene Assessment
  • Body Substance Isolation
  • Joint/Bone Splinting
  • Environmental Emergencies & Basic Survival Skills
  • Patient Lifting and Moving Techniques
  • Group Dynamic Assessment
  • Priority of Care

Tuition Covers

  • WFA certification fee
  • Lodging at Camp Susque 
  • Monday Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch, snacks throughout the day

Registration
Please follow link button below to registration form.  Upon receipt of form and $50 deposit, you will receive an e-mail with course details and packing list.

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Contact
Please direct questions to Davis Swift, Program Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by calling the camp office (570-998-2151).

 

WFA Sample Schedule 

SOLO 130 x 135 for web1About SOLO Wilderness Medicine Schools
SOLO has been a leader in backcountry medicine and training since 1976.  SOLO curriculum has been developed and honed through personal experience and evidence based research.  Visit SOLO for more details.

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