A graduate of my Wilderness First Aid Course is working on the family farm when his dad suddenly presents with the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. With no cell phone service and the closest hospital almost 90 minutes away, this graduate had to use his training to save his dad’s life.
His girlfriend has been stung by a bee and she is allergic to bee stings. This graduate of my Wilderness First Aid Course applied what he learned in class and did not need to use an EpiPen. He’s a hero to his girlfriend.
Hybrid Learning – Online Lectures, One Day Skills Assessment
The School of First Aid Wilderness First Aid Certification course is designed specifically to provide NICA coaches with the skills and knowledge to care for illnesses and injuries in remote environments when EMS is not minutes away.
This course meets NICA requirements for WFA training, is approved by the Boy Scouts of America and is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) under the ACA’s standard “HW.2.2/ST.3.2 First Aid & Emergency Care Personnel.”
Online – Classroom lectures, demonstrations, and presentations found in a traditional, onsite, two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid certification course. Downloadable bonus content, electronic textbook, graded quizzes and practice scenarios included.
Outdoors, High fidelity, Onsite Skills Assessment – Eight hours of hands-on skills assessment where coaches will demonstrate splinting skills, primary and secondary assessment skills and identifying and treating illnesses and injuries. Personal Protective Equipment and strict hygiene protocols surpassing local COVID-19 mandates and meeting medical protocols will be enforced.