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Wilderness First Aid

This offering is FULL.

2017 Dates:

October 21st-22nd

Class Description

The Wilderness First Aid course is designed to introduce the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The course focuses on Basic Life Support skills, minor trauma, selected environmental topics, spine assessment, allergic and toxic reactions, and “common” medical emergencies. As with all our courses, the majority of time is spent in hands-on skills practice and simulation.

Those looking to apply for UWild Field Instructor positions, the WFA is the minimum requirement for single day outings.

Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid

Our hybrid distance learning project (DLP) Wilderness First Aid course requires completion of our home study program and an online exam prior to attending a two day practical session. Our hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course is designed for students that are able to study the didactic material on their own using our field manual, “the Wilderness Medicine Handbook,” and the course web site. Access to a computer and the internet are mandatory; broadband/high speed access is required. If you like self-study, are disciplined, computer literate, and have limited time to attend a practical session, then a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course is your best choice.

Prior to registering for the Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course, please visit the Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid course web site for a glimpse on how the course is organized. Read the directions on the home page and view the Lightning presentation to make sure the course meets your needs. Both the home and lightning pages are open to the general public for this purpose; the remaining presentation pages are password protected.

Wilderness First Responder Re-certification

Wilderness EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Advanced First Aid graduates may re-certify via our Wilderness First Aid course with the successful completion of our on-line re-certification exam and practical sessions.

2017 Course Information

  • Practical Session Dates: October 21st and 22nd
  • Cost:
    • $225 for UW Seattle Students and IMA Members
    • $275 for Public and UW Faculty/Staff without IMA Membership
  • To Register:
    • Please complete the Registration Form and return to Garrett Genereux,