Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course - Atlanta, GA
Entry-Level Training for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Course Length: 2 Days
Location: Johnson Ferry Outpost – Atlanta, GA
April 22-23, 2017
May 13-14, 2017
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CPR is optional for an additional $39.99
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.
This course does not include CPR. American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED courses are scheduled on the first night of the WFA. Students can take the course for an additional $39.99.
SOLO Southeast students are extended a discount on NOC lodging and meals.
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
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
The Human Animal
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Use of Epinephrine
What is Wilderness First Aid?