Cold Stressed vs Mild Hypothermia

How to tell the difference between someone who is cold stressed and someone presenting with mild hypothermia.

Be Trained. Be prepared. Be someone’s hero. Online Wilderness First Aid training and certification courses are available through the School of First Aid.

This Wilderness First Aid Book Plus Your Smart Device Equals a Wilderness First Aid Course in Your Hands

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I am excited to announce the 2021 update to the Wilderness First Aid book that makes Wilderness First Aid easier to learn and remember. I read and researched Wilderness First Aid (WFA) textbooks from the major wilderness medical schools and reduced thousands of pages of text into intuitive, easy-to-use flow diagrams that will improve your understanding and increases your knowledge retention. Unlike textbooks that explain WFA using just words, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy graphically illustrates the entire patient care process. 

The 2021 Edition of Wilderness First Aid Made Easy goes another step further by enabling you to view over 50 presentations and demonstrations from the School of First Aid’s Wilderness First Aid course. To view the presentations, enable the QR Code reader on your smart device and point your smart device’s camera at the QR Code found on pages throughout this book. You will be directed to video demonstrations, classroom lectures and downloadable handouts. Each page is explained, step-by-step in using concise, to the point video presentations. Video demonstrations throughout the book will deepen your knowledge by illustrating the application of WFA concepts.

This Wilderness First Aid book and the bonus content 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 and potentially save a life but do not have the time to attend a two-day Wilderness First Aid course, this book delivers a Wilderness First Aid course into your hands. You can study at your own pace and from any location.
    
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification students. This book can be used as a companion text during your Wilderness First Aid training and as a review tool during your two-year certification. In the classroom, This book is valuable in keeping you on task during the hands-on practice scenarios. Build confidence and muscle memory as you use the decision trees found in this book as cues for each step of the patent assessment and care process. During the lecture portion of a Wilderness First Aid course, this book is an excellent companion resource that increases knowledge retention by providing graphical views of the patient care process.

All students attending my Wilderness First Aid Certification courses receive a free copy of this book as part of their course resources.

Wilderness First Aid Made Easy 2021 Edition may be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

First Aid for New Parents

An online first aid course just for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, daycare professionals and nursery staff.

Give yourself, a friend or loved one the peace of mind that comes with this online course

  • Know if an infant is injured or ill
  • Learn how to treat infant common illnesses and injuries
  • Know if your infant needs immediate medical attention.
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New parents with an infant that is not feeling well often turn to Google searches attempting to guess what may be causing their child to be feeling ill. This online course, First Aid for New Parents eliminates the guesswork when attempting to decipher an infant’s cries, coughs, breathing and appearance when learning why an infant is acting ill. As infants grow and become more mobile, the potential for an accidental injury rises and parents and infant caregivers need to prepare themselves to treat life-threatening injuries and illnesses while they wait on EMS to arrive.

This course is different from other first aid courses. This course is specific to infants and the unique illnesses and injuries parents, grandparents and infant caregivers encounter. Unlike many first aid courses, this course does not rely on long, boring lectures and PowerPoint presentations. 

Unlike most first aid books, it does not use pages and chapters of text and pictures to explain first aid concepts. The book blends lively, to-the-point presentations with easy-to-understand (and remember) graphics with video demonstrations. 

In this course you will learn

  • Decipher infants coughs and abnormal breathing sounds. Audio demonstrations within the course presentations will familiarize you with coughs and breathing sounds that require immediate medical attention
  • Eliminate guesswork and uncertainty about illnesses are serious and require immediate medical attention
  • The proper way to clean cuts and scrapes to prevent infection
  • How to know if your infant has suffered an injury after bumping their head
  • Five techniques to stop bleeding

This online course is excellent for 

  • New Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Daycare professionals
  • Church nursery volunteers
  • Nannies
  • Babysitters

This course will teach you how to identify if an infant is ill and requires the parents to be notified or requires immediate medical attention. Help prevent the spread of contagious illnesses within a care facility or church nursery by knowing the signs and symptoms of common infant illnesses.

Learn more about the course here

Sierra Club Leaders – Wilderness First Aid Certification

Online Virtual instructor Lead Training and traditional two-day onsite WFA training opportunities.

The School of First Aid Wilderness First Aid Certification course is designed specifically to provide Sierra Club Leaders with the skills and knowledge to care for illnesses and injuries in remote environments when EMS is not minutes away.

When you register for a course, we will donate $10 to your local or state Sierra Club Chapter.

This course meets Sierra Club 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.”

Course Opportunities

Virtual Instructor Led Training – Two Day Virtual WFA Certification Course

Two Day, Onsite Wilderness First Aid Certification Courses

  • February 20 – 21, 2021 – Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, KY
    Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. – Saturday and Sunday, February 20 – 21, 2021. Course description and registration.

One Day, Blended Learning Wilderness First Aid Courses. All lectures, graded quizzes and practice scenarios online. Take your time to complete the classroom training and upon successful completion of the online portion, you will receive a completion certificate. Sign up for an Onsite Skills Assessment, bring your completion certificate and spend a day practicing and demonstrating your Wilderness First Aid skills. Upon successful completion of the skills assessment, you will receive an internationally recognized, two year Wilderness First Aid certification.