Description: Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With the Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond with wilderness first aid training when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person.
This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.
Who can attend: Individuals or employees who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Prerequisite a valid basic Adult CPR/AED certification.
Wilderness First Aid Course Includes: Information-filled slide presentation covering wilderness and remote first aid from a basic understanding of emergency response in an outdoor setting to specific techniques and considerations for a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Wilderness First Aid class topics include:
- Preparation and Assessment
- Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
- Environmental Hazards
- Other Wilderness Considerations
Duration: 16 hours
Certification: Participants receive an international certification from the American Safety and Health Institute/ASHI (valid for 2 years).
Language: Delivery and material in English and/or Arabic.