Wilderness First Aid - WFA
Wilderness first aid - wfa 2 day course
Our courses are delivered in an outdoor setting focussing on scenarios in a friendly environment with simple approaches to wilderness medicine and first aid.
The WFA 2 day course is ideally suited for students of all kinds and abilities. We emphasize hands-on scenarios and practice, so come ready for practical learning outside! You are guaranteed to learn a lot and have a great time!
Our courses focus on teaching students to assess a situation, improvise solutions using available resources in order to stabilize the patient, and then identify the best way to get the patient to definitive medical treatment.
Contact us for a closed course for your group. We deliver courses in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
If you are interested in a more extensive course check out our 5-day wilderness first aid course
Kursene justeres i henhold til deltagernes erfaring og forutsetninger.
- Basic Life Support Skills/Introduction to Trauma
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) /Scene Survey
- PAS/Primary Survey
- Specific exploration of the Circulatory System
- Hands-on practice for checking for a pulse, controlling bleeding, CPR
- Specific exploration of Respiratory System
- Hands-on practice establishing an airway/airway management
- Specific exploration of Nervous System
- Evaluating Level of Consciousness and Maintaining Spine stability
- Basic Life Support Lab / AED’s/ CPR testing
- Trauma Scenarios (Nervous System injuries/ Increased ICP, Concussion, Head wounds, Respiratory injuries/ Respiratory distress, Circulatory Injuries/ Volume Shock)
- Spine Assessment and Lab
- Spine Management Lab/ Moving spine injured patients, back-boarding, litters
- Traumatic Injuries Cont./Environmental/Introduction to medical
- Patient Assessment System (PAS) Part 2
- Hands-on field exercises/ Two on One Patient Assessment
- Stable and Unstable Musculoskeletal Injuries
- 1:1 Splinting Lab
- Wounds Lab/ Includes irrigation, punctured objects and fish hook removal
- Wounds, Infections, Burns
- Environmental Mini Scenarios (Hypothermia, Heat Problems, Drowning, Toxins, Bites, and Stings,
- Lightning Drill
- Mini-Medical Scenarios (Gastrointestinal problems, Genitourinary System, Diabetes, Asthma, Heart problems, Stroke)
- Hands-on field exercises/ Two on One Patient Assessment : 3 Rotations
- Wilderness First Aid Kits and tips and tricks
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
What is Wilderness First Aid and Medicine?
Wilderness medicine is different from “front country” medicine because it deals with:
- Environmental Extremes
- Limited equipment
- Communication complications
- Transport/evacuation challenges and decisions.
The Sierra Rescue International Wilderness & remote field guide.
Each student on our courses receives a field guide that can be kept in first aid kits so it’s available when you need it.
This field guide includes the patient assessment system, basics on evacuation guidelines, and building first aid kits, in addition to some key anatomy and physiology information. The main focus is on recognizing problems by their signs and symptoms, anticipating problems, and possible treatments for these problems.
Contributors to the Sierra Rescue Medical Support Team include Avinash Patil, MD Expedition Doctor, Lynn Burttschell, Helicopter Flight Paramedic with Texas Task Force 1, Stacey Meredith, MD ER Doctor, and many others, including Carl Weil, a Master Fellow for the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Simon Hansen is our Wilderness First Aid instructor.
He is educated through SRI International and has taught courses since 2017. He teaches both WFA and WAFA courses.
He has a pedagogical education degree from Liverpool John Moores University in England.
When Simon is not teaching Wilderness First Aid and Rescue 3 courses, he runs one of Norway`s largest activity centers.