Wilderness First Aid

2 Day Certification Course

About the Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

As an optional addition to some of our adventure trips, MedTreks is offering an official “Wilderness First Aid Certification” hosted by the Adventure Medicine & Utah Wilderness Medicine. This is a 2 day, 16 hour course with lecture and hands-on skills taught by  instructors with extensive medical and back country experience.

Topics Include

Patient assessment in the wilderness, injuries, hot & cold illnesses, wounds & burns, medical kits, patient carries and basic wilderness safety & rescue principles.

What Participants Will Learn

  • Patient assessment in remote settings
  • Splinting of basic injuries
  • Wound care and dressings
  • Understanding need to evacuate
  • Signs of a spinal cord injury
  • Treatment and prevention of bites and stings
  • Understanding heat and cold challenges
  • Understanding altitude illness, drowning and lightning injuries

Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR. Accredited for Nursing CEUs by MedTreks with the core curriculum by Wilderness Medical Associates.

Includes: 16 hrs of lecture over 2 days with course materials.

Excludes: lodging & meals

Upcoming Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Courses