Wilderness First Responder/CPR (5 Day Option)
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The 5-day WFR is designed for motivated professionals who seek/require top-notched WFR training, but have only limited time they can be away from work or home. It is not for everyone. For most, the standard 8-day version is a better choice.
The 5-day WFR is a full 70 hour WFR class made up of pre-course work (minimum 25 hours) and face-to-face on-site training and practice (45 hours) with our well-qualified instructional staff.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
By signing up for this course you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old and self directed online study and a fast paced on site training is the appropriate course for you!
Best Suited For:
- Disaster Relief Personnel and Volunteers
- Outdoor Educators
- Outdoor Guides
- Search and Rescue Personnel and Volunteers
- Anyone with the desire to develop skills beyond the Wilderness First Aid level
- The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
- Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic Life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
- Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
- Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
- Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
- Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
- Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
- WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.
- Lifts and Carries
- EMS in the Wilderness
- Litter Packaging
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Duration: 25 hours pre-course work; 45 hours classroom (initial certification); 24-36 hours (renewing certification)
Minimum/Maximum # Participants: 6 minimum, 21 maximum
Pre-Requisites: Must be at least 18 years old.
Course Fee: see class price list
Certification: Participants will earn certification in…
- “Wilderness First Responder/BLS for Healthcare Providers” valid for 3 years (Wilderness Medical Associates)
- California State Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training Certificate valid for 2 years (Wilderness Medical Associates; eligible for state certification)
- 70 Hours of CAPCE CEU credit available
- Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practictioner
- The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
- Wilderness First Responder Class Note
- SOAP Notebook
Renewing Certification: Recertification can be earned at anytime during the three years following your course. Options include the Bridge (WAFA to WFR), Wilderness Advanced First Aid, or the Open Recertification course.
Course Schedule: See schedule.