We want you to stay safe in the backcountry this year. This 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course is designed to prepare you to respond to medical emergencies, treat injuries and illnesses, and improvise solutions with the items you carry.
When you venture away from the road or when a natural disaster occurs, you need more training than is provided in a basic first aid course. The LWM Wilderness First Aid course provides a sound introduction to wilderness emergency medical training. This course is ideal for individuals who take frequent trips into the backcountry or who may be called on to respond during a natural disaster.
During the LWM Wilderness First Aid courses, you will learn how to assess patients, treat common injuries and illness, provide long term patient care, and decide when to call for more help. You'll learn strategies for prevention of injuries, as well as hands-on skills like splinting, wound care, and managing spine injuries.
The class includes classroom lectures, hands-on skills practice and practical scenarios. Class will take place both inside and outside. Please wear clothing that can get dirty from kneeling or lying on the ground, or from stage makeup used to simulate wounds and injuries. Also be prepared with outdoor clothing and closed toed shoes that are appropriate for the weather forecast for the course – including rain!
We find that many course participants appreciate the opportunity to use the gear that they carry in the field, whether that be a day pack for hikers or group leaders, items that are required to be carried for scout trip leaders, a SAR pack for search and rescue team members, a dry bag of items for boaters or gear carried by hunters. LWM will provide all medical supplies needed for the course, but you are welcome to bring any of the items that you carry on your own adventures to class in order to get feedback on splints and other improvisations built from your own equipment.
Pre-Requisites and Certification Information
-Participants must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the course.
-LWM Wilderness First Aid certifications are valid for two years from the date of successful course completion. Recertification is achieved by taking another Wilderness First Aid course.
-Certificate is valid only when held with a current CPR certification. This class does not include CPR certification.
-The LWM Wilderness First Aid training meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and is an accepted Wilderness First Aid provider of the Boy Scouts of America.
Important note: Your spot will not be reserved until you register here (https://www.longleafmedical.com/june18-kaf-wfa-seattle.html) and make the downpayment. The cost is $235 per student.