WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI)

Lecture: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI) - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI) - (Fee)

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For the weekend scenarios day you will meet outside the front entrance of the Mountaineers program center. All activities will be done outside with masks and socially distanced as much as possible. For hands on activities you will have a designated partner for the whole day and PPE will be used to minimize Covid risk.

Given current guidance, we'll do two hybrid classes of 11 students. Both must independently complete the CPR  and Medical Review Modules on line (approx 2 to 3 hours)

The class portions are:
Tues Apr 20 - Virtual 6 to 9 pm
Thurs Apr 22 - Virtual 6 to 9pm
Sun Apr 25 - in-person 8am to 5pm

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This is a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by Remote Medical Training (RMT), a leader in wilderness medicine training and education. The WFA course is 16 hours and designed to provide elementary skills in remote care. Based on recommendations from the Wilderness Medical Society and evidence-based research, the curriculum focuses on making sound decisions regarding patient evacuation, as well as skills for extended care. The Wilderness First Aid courses are hands-on, experiential format providing students with the skills and confidence for making remote medical care decisions. WFA is ideal for climbers, scramblers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts who either work or play away from definitive medical facilities and support.

For more information on Remote Medical International, see their website.

Note: This is not the same course curriculum as the Mountaineers' MOFA course, which is based on the Red Cross curriculum. However, either course will fulfill the first aid requirement for Mountaineers' courses that have a first aid component.

Route/Place

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking/climbing gear. See course reminder for details.

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