Wilderness First Responder – 80 Hours

Wilderness First ResponderOur most popular course, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the standard level of training expected for professional guides, outdoor educators, and search and rescue personnel. After successful completion of this course, you will be competent to handle both traumatic and medical emergencies, provide the extended care required in a remote environment, and make appropriate evacuation decisions.

Topics include:

  • Wilderness wound management
  • Orthopedic injuries including realigning fractures and reduction of select dislocations
  • Improvised splinting
  • Wilderness First Responder CourseImprovised litters and evacuation techniques
  • Traumatic injuries to the head and chest
  • Medical emergencies of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurologic systems
  • Wilderness drug protocols
  • Acute abdominal emergencies
  • High altitude illnesses
  • Heat illnesses
  • Cold injuries
  • Envenomations
  • And more…

The curriculum for this course heavily favors hands-on, scenario based practice. The last two days of the course are spent in the field, making the practice scenarios and conditions as realistic as possible. In addition, you will receive American Heart Association CPR for

Important Course Information:

Download WFR Course Outline (.pdf)

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