The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care.
Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
The course at New England Base Camp is not an overnight program. Class runs 8am-6pm Saturday and 8am-1pm Sunday.
The course at T.L. Storer runs from 6pm Friday-12pm Monday (Monday is for those who also need CPR).
Participants will learn:
- Preparation and Assessment of Wilderness Emergencies
- Preventing and Caring for Injuries
- Environmental Hazards
- Biological Hazards
- Medical Emergencies
Students must be at least 14 years of age to meet age requirements for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) High Adventure Camp participation and wilderness first aid certification. ASHI Wilderness First Aid contains only core training content.
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