Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course - Asheville, NC

Entry-Level Training for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Course Length: 2 Days
Price: $190 WFA/$240 WFR Recertification
Carolina Day School
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Upcoming Dates: June 23-24 & July 21-22, 2018

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This 16-hour, 2-day entry-level course is the ideal certification for outdoor enthusiasts looking for basic first aid training and backcountry medical skills. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment. Students will have an opportunity to learn practical skills through hands-on scenarios as well as in a traditional classroom setting.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a 2-year certification. Taking a WFA course can also rectify a soon-to-expire Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification.

Course Itinerary

Why SOLO Southeast?
Our instructors have extensive outdoor experience and have been selected for their expertise in emergency medicine and rescue, and for their superb teaching skills. You will learn from the best…in the best location. SOLO Southeast is located at NOC’s Nantahala River campus at the intersection of the Appalachian Trial. Learn wilderness medicine in the wilderness.


Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, Wilderness First Aid was the first course of its kind in the United States. Today, it’s curriculum is what all other backcountry medicine courses are based upon.

Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Backcountry Essentials
Cold-Related Injuries
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Heat-Related Injuries
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
Rescue Plan
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
The Human Animal
Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Universal Precautions
Use of Epinephrine
What is Wilderness First Aid?