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Wilderness First Aid Course with CPR

December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm

Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
We will meet 8am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday and will take an hour for lunch (please plan to bring a lunch).
Prerequisites:  You must be at least 14 years old and hold a current adult CPR/AED certification. Proof of certification must be brought with you to the start of the class.
If you need Adult CPR/ AED Training, this will be held from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Friday 12/11 for additional cost of $50.00. You can sign up for the CPR Course upon checkout.
Topics covered:
  • Shock
  • Wound Care
  • Bone & Joint Injuries
  • Sprains, Dislocations & Strains
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Moving Patients
  • Eye & Facial Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Injuries
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Submersion Incidents (Drowning)
  • Altitude Illness
  • Animal & Insect Bites

Who is the WFA for?

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It meets industry guidelines for the BSA and American Camp Association.

What does it cost?

The cost is $200. This does not include CPR, but you can get your CPR certification for an additional $50

What is taught?

The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

What about room and board?

Lodging is up to the student to secure. Hike It Florida is willing to help with suggestions and recommendations for local lodging options.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there is a written examination and assessment upon completion of the course.

Do I get certified?

Yes. You will receive a American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid certification, which is good for two years. If you have choose to take CPR your certification is through American Red Cross.



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December 12 @ 8:00 am
December 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Myakka River State Park – Conference Room
13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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2 thoughts on “Wilderness First Aid Course with CPR”

  1. Needing to recertify my Wlderness medical training for the next two years. Who is this through…WMI, NOLS, etc or who is the governing body behind the class?

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