A complete sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid course on your phone or tablet.
This app equals a two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid course in your hands. You have access to over 50 video presentations and demonstrations and easy-to-understand diagrams that walk you step-by-step through the first aid care process.
The procedures and protocols in this app are based on the most current recommendations of responsible wilderness medical sources. Thousands of pages of Wilderness First Aid education text are distilled into less than 50 decision algorithms.
This app guides you through the primary assessment where you identify and treat life-threatening injuries that can kill a patient within the first few minutes of a medical emergency. In the secondary assessment, this app will assist you in identifying illness and injuries and instruct you on how to treat the illnesses and injuries while transporting the patient to definitive medical care.
You have access to the lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and handouts found in a traditional, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid Certification course. On each screen of this app, you will find QR Codes and tapping on these codes will display a webpage where you will be able to view a presentation or demonstration. Tap on the QR Code in the upper right-hand corner of the page to view a video presentation. Each page is explained, step-by-step in using concise, to-the-point video presentations that will deepen your knowledge by illustrating the application of Wilderness First Aid concepts.
Table of Contents
I Quick Start Guide
II About This App
III Introduction from the Author
IV Overall Care Flow Diagram
1 Scene Size-Up and Safety
8 Secondary Assessment Care Flow
8A Vital Signs
8B SAMPLE History
9 Secondary Assessment Physical Exam
11 Abdominal Pain Table
12 Chest Pain Table
13 Spine Clearing
14 Abnormal Breathing
17 Breathing Too Fast/Slow
18 Allergic Reaction
19 Altered Level of Consciousness
20 Brain Injuries
22 Heat Illnesses
23A Hypothermic Wrap
25 Chest Pain
27 Friction Blisters
28 Fractures, Sprains and Strains
28A Arm Splints
28D Leg Splints
29 Mammal Bites
30 Insect Bites and Stings
31 Snake Bites
34 Altitude Sickness
36 Lightning Injuries
37 Bleeding Control
38 Bleeding Control – Direct Pressure
39 Bleeding Control – Thoracic Bleeding
40 Bleeding Control – Tourniquets
41 Bleeding Control – Pack Wound
42 Bleeding Control – Hemostatic Dressing
44 Wound Care
46 SOAP Note
This app appeals to a wide range of people who desire to be prepared during medical emergencies when EMS is more than a few minutes away.
For those who desire to learn how to render first aid but do not require to be certified, this app enables you to study at your own pace and from any location.
Wilderness First Aid Certification students. This app can be used as a companion during your Wilderness First Aid training and as a review tool during your two-year certification. In the classroom, this app is valuable in keeping you on task during the hands-on practice scenarios. Build confidence and muscle memory as you use the decision algorithms as cues for each step of the patent assessment and care process. During the lecture portion of a Wilderness First Aid course, this app is an excellent companion resource that increases knowledge retention by providing graphical views of the patient care process.