WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE
The Wilderness First Aid training course is for people that frequent the outdoors. This includes camp counselors, hikers, family trips to experience the outdoors and want to learn to be better prepared when EMS can be delayed. The minimum age to attend this course is 16 years old.
Have a wilderness experience, meet new people that also love the outdoors and learn new skills.
Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone. First aid providers will also be able to make good decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person.
This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines.
This course includes information covering wilderness and remote first aid. You will learn basic understanding of emergency response in an outdoor setting to specific techniques and considerations for a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Course topics include:
Preparation for help and Assessments; Scene and Patient Primary and Secondary
Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses; Controlling bleeding, Shock
Performing a Hands-on Physical Exam
Other Wilderness Considerations and many more
Individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in wilderness first aid knowledge and skills.
Certification in adult CPR and AED is required. CPR IS NOT REVIEWED IN THIS COURSE
Prior completion of a basic first aid class is strongly encouraged.
ASHI-approved training materials
• Student Book (one per participant; print or digital) This is included in the course fee
Recognized certification period
• Up to 2 years
Successful completion (certification)
• The certification card is included in course
• Performance evaluation: All students must perform required skills competently without assistance to receive a certification card
Recommended time to complete
• Initial training: Approximately 16 hours
Bring to class REQUIRED
• Food: Snacks and lunch. Refrigerator onsite
• Water for the day, excluding lunch. especially if the heat index is high
• Notebook, writing utensils pencil/pen
• Rain gear if needed; hat, jacket, pants, boots-hiking shoes
• Sunscreen, hat, appropriate clothing for heat
• Weather appropriate clothing. Wicking for heat/cold, wet
THIS COURSE WILL BE INDOORS AND OUTDOORS AND WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR ALL TYPES OF WEATHER. YOU MAY GET WET, DIRTY AND OR SWEATY
A Liability waiver form is required before attending this course
THIS COURSE WILL BE CANCELLED IF LESS THAN THE MINIMUM STUDENT PARTICIPANTS HAVE NOT BEEN MET
To acquire the next step towards being properly prepared for a medical emergency, and or receive training, call: 763-576-8146 or Contact us