Wilderness First Aid Training

With the Wilderness Medical Training Center (NOT OFFERED IN 2022)


Day One: 9 am – 6 pm (8-9 hrs)

• Opening & Course Paperwork
• General Concepts in Patient Care
• Body Defenses
• Introduction to Trauma
• Critical System Problems
• Stable & Unstable Extremity Injuries • Basic Life Support Lab & Simulations • Demo and assign cut T-shirt rolls
• Case Study Homework

Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm (8-9 hrs)

• 3rd Triangle Skills Lab & SOAP Evaluation Process • Traumatic Simulation
• Basic Extremities Splinting Lab
• Wound Cleaning Lab
• Focused Spine Assessment • Traumatic Simulations
• Case Study Homework

Wednesday: 9 am-6 pm (8-9 hrs)

• Case Study Homework Review
• Dehydration
• Sun Exposure
• Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, & Hyponatremia • Hypothermia
• Drowning
• Allergies & Toxins
• Anaphylaxis
• Injection Lab & Allergies & Toxins Worksheet • Assessing Medical Problems
• Medical Simulations and/or Case Studies
• Course Debrief & Closing

Cost & Location – Camping & Meal Options

$250 Tuition & Materials

$25 Per Night Optional Tent Camping (fine to decide later and pay upon arrival) at Camp Curran, 13220 50th Ave E, Tacoma WA 98446 near Canyon Road in Puyallup.

$15 Per Optional Meal with Wolf Camp Staff (8:00 breakfasts, 1:00 lunches,  6:00 dinners – also fine to pay on arrival)

Registration: NOT OFFERED IN 2022

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

Email us to check availability and if spaces are still available we will email you a registration form to complete. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it.

Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel in advance of the program start time for any reason, you may receive a full credit good through the following calendar year on appropriate and available programs listed on our schedule, although an additional deposit may be required to secure your spot in the future program. If a program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, you may receive a full refund except in case of natural (weather, geologic, etc) disasters, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it impossible for staff and/or attendees to reach or use program locations, in which case all payments made will be held by us without expiration date for your future use in appropriate/available programs of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave a program for inappropriateness as determined by our kids, youth and adult agreements for participation.

Preparation & Background:

Upon registration, we will email you driving directions and packing list. In the meantime, please see wildmedcenter.com/wolf-camp-std-wfa-june.html to get curriculum details.

General Course Information

Wilderness Medicine Training Center International’s Wilderness First Aid course exceeds the minimum WFA Scope of Practice guidelines established by the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative. When you have successfully completed WMTC’s standard WFA course, you will receive a WMTC WFA certification card; the card acknowledges that you have successfully demonstrated the skills presented during your course according to the above practice guidelines. You will also receive an Epinephrine certification card confirming that you have been taught how to treat anaphylaxis with injectable epinephrine; some states require an epinephrine certification to permit you to carry and use epinephrine for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. It is your responsibility to stay current with both your understanding and practice. To recertify, you must take the course again. You must recertify before your certification expires; there is no grace period.

You may use this course to recertify a current Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Wilderness EMT certification if you successfully complete our online WAFA or WFR & WEMT Recertification test within two months of the end of your WFA. Login information and directions will be sent to you via email prior to or upon completion of your course. If you do not receive the login information for your online exams within a week of completing the WFA course, please contact our office. In order to recertify your WEMT and remain certified as a WEMT, you must have a current NREMT certification or state EMT license.

Course tuition includes instruction, our water-proof, tear-resistant field manual the Wilderness Medicine Handbook, and our Patient SOAP notes. If you are using the course to recertify your WAFA, WFR, or WEMT certification, your tuition also includes access to your WAFA or WFR & WEMT Recertification online exams. If you haven’t already done so, please download and read a copy of our student handbook.

Standard WFA Lab Descriptions

• Basic Life Support Lab: Addresses all elements of the Scene size-up and Initial Patient Exam. Cutable simulation clothing is required. Basic adult CPR instruction is included; however, CPR certification is not part of this course.

• Basic Extremity Splinting Lab: Padded aluminum splints are used to improvise extremity splints. Bring a cut T-shirt roll and a pair of heavy hiking socks; socks will not be cut.

• Wound Cleaning Lab: Pig’s feet are used for training realistic wound cleaning.
• Focused Spine Assessment Lab: How to assess and rule out possible spine injuries in a wilderness context.
• Injection Lab: Hands-on instruction in injectable epinephrine required for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
• Simulations: Role plays incorporating patient assessment & documentation. Make-up is used to increase the reality of traumatic simulations and cutable simulation clothing is required.

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