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Wilderness First Aid Certification

Medical students carrying stretcher*2-Day Wilderness First Aid course
*Internationally recognized WFA Certification
*Learn valuable backcountry medical skills and tactics
*Expert Instructors – certified by BMG & the American Heart Association

The 2-Day, (16-20 hour) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts ages 14+. This class is active and practical – participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies.

*2-Day Certification: $250
Medical Certifications are sponsored and price-controlled by certification organizations and are not valid for any discounts and may not be paid for by discounted or promotional vouchers of any kind.

Certification Description & Objectives: Two Day, (16-20 hour) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts ages 14+. This class is active and practical – participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies.

Topics Include:
-Wilderness First Aid kits
-Primary/Secondary Assessment, Vitals and Trending
-Head, Neck, Spine, and Abdominal Injuries
-Wound and wound infections
-Hypo-Hyperthermia
-Lighting
-Burns
-Medical Illnesses
-Evacuation decisions

Students should bring clothes for in and outdoor setting. Sun protection, hat, glasses, etc. Pen, paper, water and a lunch (hour break at noon – there will be stores nearby to get food). Our WFA curriculum satisfies the Wilderness Medical Society’s published recommendations for Wilderness First Aid. Certifications are valid for 2 years.

Dates Offered:
*November 10-11, 2018 – FULL
*March 30-31, 2019
*June 22-23, 2019
*August 17-18, 2019
*Nov 9-10, 2019
*Private class dates available upon request

Directions? Details? Certifications are held in the Big Sur area of the Central California Coast. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided during the registration process. PRIVATE CLASSES AVAILABLE – we can come to you and offer private Wilderness First-Aid & First-Responder Certifications anywhere on the West Coast! Email today for a quote.

Course Instructors: Adventure Out has teamed up with the nonprofit organization Backcountry Medical Guides! BMG is a locally operated outdoor medical training program with years of experience. All instructors have years of experience both in teaching the WFA Cert, as well as working as actual medics and rescuers in our national forests, parks, and wild spaces.

Your registration includes:
2-Day certification course, materials & tools.  Food & lodging NOT included.

Your packing list:
We provide all the equipment for your WFA Cert! Just come each day prepared with clothing to spend a day in the outdoors, closed-toed shoes, lunch/snacks, water, and a notebook to takes notes.

Register for WFA Certification:

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