Wilderness First RespondeR

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Occupational First Aid Compliant - Effective September 1, 2018

Wilderness guide, Search and Rescue member, remote wilderness traveler? This is your first aid course. This program has been designed for complicated real world wilderness issues in remote locations for people in leadership rolls.

Ridge Wilderness's owner has been working with the Red Cross First Aid Technical Advisory commity for years to produce this WFR. Contained in the course are First Responder, Advanced Wilderness, CPR HCP with AED, and Standard First Aid certs.

WFR UPGRADE: If participants have taken the 40 hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid with us in the past year, they are able to upgrade to WFR simply by attending the final 4 days of the course. Please contact our office for details and any questions! 

WFR Course Components

Day 1-2: Basic 20 hour Wilderness First Aid

Day 3-4: Advanced Wilderness First Aid Upgrade

Day 5-9: Wilderness First Responder Upgrade

Course Content

  • First Responser Patient Assessments
  • Documentation/recording
  • Health Care Provider level CPR with AED
    •  (A) Airway and C-Spine (basic airway techniques, protecting the airway, clearing the         spine, spine boards)
    •  (B) Breathing (assessment, assisted ventilations, use of oxygen)
    •  (C) Circulation (assessing, shock,managing bleeding)
  • Airways: 
    • Rescue Breathing
    • Oral Airways
    • Nasal Airways
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Trauma
  • Extremity Injuries and Treatment
    • Fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, splints, dressings, wound care)
  • Wounds
    • Bleeding, dressing and bandage
    • Facial trauma & Dental Injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Frost nip and frost bite
  • Dehydration and wilderness reydration techniques
  • Immersion foot (Trench foot)
  • Lightning injuries
  • Burns
  • Allergies & Anaphylaxis
  • Nature: fauna (insect stings, spider bites, snake bites, ticks)
  • Nature: flora (poison ivy and poison oak)
  • Drowning and Near-drowning
  • Avalanche injuries
  • Carbon monoxide inhalation
  • Altitude illness
  • Diving emergencies
  • Field water disinfection
  • Medical Illnesses
    • Seizure, stroke, cardiac arrest, angina, asthma, respiratory infections, diabetes, acute         abdomen & gastroenteritis, genitourinary, pregnancy issues, water disinfection.
  • Communication devices (advantages/disadvantages)
  • Extended and Long Term Care
  • Emergency Prevention
  • First aid kits
  • Medical: legal
  • Specialized Dignostic Tools
    • Blood pressure cuff
    • Stethoscope
    • Pulse Oximeter
    • First Responder SOAP Note
  • Extrication Tools
    • Clamshell
    • Spineboards
    • Improvised Backboards
    • KED Stretcher

Course Length:

80 hours


$899.95 plus tax

Course Dates 

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