Wilderness First Responder (WFR)- Spring 2017

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification is considered the minimum standard for outdoor professionals working as guides, trip leaders, and outdoor educators; the course is also recommended for individual adventurers venturing beyond the realm of quick and easy 911 access. The course is a 10-day training that provides intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train students to improvise with limited resources in remote environments. 

This Wilderness First Responder course is taught by instructors from Remote Medical International. For more information on Remote Medical International and the course, see their website.

Course Format: Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging; 8am-5pm for ten consecutive days with two evening scenarios and a one-day break.

Location:  Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 SAND POINT WAY NE, SEATTLE, WA 98115  Get directions. Evening locations may be nearby rather than immediately onsite; exact location and meeting times will be specified during class. 

Key Topics Covered: The WFR includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including: patient assessment, shock, lifting & moving patients, head injuries, wound management & infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injury management, respiratory & cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic & allergic reactions, cold/heat emergencies, altitude, altered mental state, immersion & submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more.

Certifications Received: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR (Emergency Safety Care Institute)

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Course Materials

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