SOLO's Wilderness First Aid
August 3-4, 2019
2 days, approx 16 hours
9am to 6pm
WFA Course $200ea
WFR Refresher $230ea
50% deposit require to confirm reservation. Sign up below.
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Scenes from a recent WFA Course
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. This course qualifies as a Wilderness First Responder refresher course.
Wilderness First Responder RECERTIFICATION
This course can also serve as a refresher for SOLO certified Wilderness First Responders.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
The Human Animal
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Use of Epinephrine
What is Wilderness First Aid?
Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.
About the Instructor
Chris spent the past 15 years working in the field of emergency response. He spent 10 years working with a number of veterinary medical response teams, serving as a full time team lead as part of a FEMA animal response coalition. During that time he spent 2 years living in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake training veterinarians in emergency response and large-scale clinic management.
He has spent the past 5 years working as a backcountry rescue instructor as well as serving as a firefighter and EMT originally in Ludlow Kentucky before moving to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he continued teaching full time and volunteering with the Conway FD, White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue Team and the Androscoggin Valley SAR team. He now lives in CT and continues teaching and attending school for wildlife conservation.