Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course

Entry-Level Training for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Course Length: 2 Days
Price: $179.99
Lodging: Available through NOC
Meals: Available through NOC’s Restaurants

2017 Dates:

CourseDatesLocation
WFAApril 1-2Bryson City, NC
WFAApril 15-16Bryson City, NC
WFAApril 29-30Bryson City, NC
WFAMay 6-7Bryson City, NC
WFAMay 16-17Bryson City, NC
WFAMay 20-21Bryson City, NC
WFAJune 3-4Bryson City, NC
WFAJune 24-25Bryson City, NC
WFAJuly 29-30Bryson City, NC
WFAAugust 12-13Bryson City, NC
WFASeptember 16-17Bryson City, NC
WFAOctober 14-15Bryson City, NC
WFANovember 18-19Bryson City, NC
WFADecember 2-3Bryson City, NC

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.

Course Itinerary

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.

COURSE TOPICS

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.


Introduction
Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Asthma
Backcountry Essentials
Cold-Related Injuries
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Heat-Related Injuries
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Orthopedics
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
Techniques
The Human Animal
Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Universal Precautions
Use of Epinephrine
What is Wilderness First Aid?

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