Identify the Most Common Viral and Bacterial Illnesses Reported in Summer Camps. Free Download.

I am writing the 2022 Edition of Wilderness First Aid Made Easy and writing the scripts for the updated Online Wilderness First Aid Courses.

New additions to the book include this Viral and Bacterial Illness table that is a must have for every camp and outdoors program staff member and scout leaders. Viral and bacterial illnesses are dangerous in an environment where campers are in close proximity. This download will help you to identify the most common viral and bacterial illnesses.

You can download the table here.

Most people don’t have the time to attend a two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid Course. The Online Wilderness First Aid Course makes training convenient and available on your own terms.
The School of First Aid’s Online Wilderness First Aid courses covers over thirty topics using concise, to-the-point presentations, illustrations, demonstrations, and downloadable handouts. This course is an entire Wilderness First Aid Course that you can enjoy without spending an entire weekend in a classroom.

Save 20% on all courses for a limited time with Coupon Code WFA20.

Online Wilderness First Aid Certificate and Certification Courses are available now at the School of FIrst Aid.

Wilderness First Aid Practice Scenario – The Nauseous Neighbor

Backstory

Wilderness First Aid training is applicable anytime when someone is complaining of an illness or is injured. The following scenario will allow you to practice identifying and treating an illness.

A tornado cut a five-mile-long path of destruction through your neighborhood. You and your neighbors are working together to help each other find and collect personal possessions. A non-profit, disaster response organization brought box lunches and bottled water to the neighborhood about two hours ago.  It’s approximately 2:00 PM, 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 C), 90% humidity, and sunny.

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You have been working with your next-door neighbor, Sean since 9 am. He is 42 years old, 5 foot 9 inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 lbs. Your neighbor complains that he feels nauseous and his upper back is starting to hurt. You suggest that you both sit down in the shade, take a break and drink some water.

You notice that Sean’s skin is pale and moist. 

While you both rest and drink water, you explain to Sean that you graduated from a Wilderness First Aid Course and a big part of the course is deciphering illness signs and symptoms, You tell Sean that you may be able to help if you can ask him some questions.  Sean agrees.

SAMPLE History

You ask Sean SAMPLE History questions.

  • Signs and Symptoms – Nausea and pain in the upper right back near the shoulder.
  • Allergies – Seasonal allergies
  • Medications – Allegra for seasonal allergies. 
  • Past Medical History – Sleep apnea. Uses a CPAP nightly. You ask if what he is feeling now has ever happened before.  Sean says he can’t remember.
  • Last In – Box lunch at around 12 noon. Cold cut sandwich with mayonnaise, potato chips, and the chocolate chip cookie. Sean has been drinking bottled water all day. The bottle he drank at lunch was his fourth bottle of the day. You ate the exact same lunch.
  • Last Out – He peed right before lunch and his pee was clear with no smell. He says he pooped this morning and it was normal.
  • Events Leading Up to the Present Crisis – Cleaning up the neighborhood since 9 am and feeling fine until about an hour after eating lunch. After lunch, he felt nauseous and he started feeling a sharp, stabbing pain in his upper right back.

Vitals

You ask Sean if you may take his pulse. You explain that just like when we visit the doctor, this is part of understanding why a person is not feeling well.  Sean agrees.  He tells you the pain in his upper right back shoulder is increasing.  Remember, we never tell the patient that we are measuring their respiratory rate. Patients have a tendency to slow down their breathing if they know their respiratory rate is being measured – another nugget of information you’ll learn in the Wilderness First Aid course.

  • Heart Rate: 76
  • Respiratory Rate: 16
  • Skin Presentation: Pale, Cool and Moist
  • Level of Consciousness: A+0x3
  • Time: 2:15 PM

Physical Exam

You explain to Sean that you learned in the first aid class you attended that nausea is sometimes caused by an abdominal organ not functioning properly.  You explain the technique you learned in class about dividing the abdominal area into four quadrants, gently pushing in and quickly releasing pressure in each quadrant. If there is something wrong Sean may feel pain.  You explain that this could help understand if Sean has a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. You did a great job in explaining your training because Sean agrees to lay on his back and allow you to examine him.

You start with the Left Lower Quadrant, slowly pushing in and quickly releasing pressure. Sean reports no pain. Left Upper Quadrant – no pain. Right Lower Quadrant – no pain.  Right Upper Quadrant – Sean complains of pain when you push in. You push in again on the Right Upper Quadrant and Sean asks you not to push again. It hurts.

Conclusion
What is possibly wrong with Sean?
Let’s evaluate the clues we discovered during our exam.

Skin. The weather is 80 degrees F (27 C), 90% humidity and sunny. Sean has been working since 9 AM.  His skin should be Pink, Warm and Moist.  His skin is presenting Pale, Cool and Moist. Sean is vasoconstricted. This is your first clue that something is wrong.

Last In/Last Out. Sean has been drinking all day, so he is probably not dehydrated. However, he reports that he began to feel nauseous and began feeling a sharp pain in his upper right back near the shoulder. That is your second clue that Sean may have a serious illness.

Physical Exam.  In our Wilderness First Aid courses, we teach that anytime a patient complains of nausea and/or abdominal tenderness, perform a physical exam of the abdominal area.  Divide the abdominal area into four quadrants that are created by drawing a vertical and horizontal line that intersects at the patient’s belly button.  Then gently push into each quadrant and quickly release pressure.  If the patient complains of any pain then the patient needs to seek definitive medical care.

Diagnosis. Using the flow diagrams in Wilderness First Aid Made Easy you are directed to Page 11,

Abdominal Pain Considerations where you learn that Sean possibly has gallstones and needs to see a medical professional. Gallstones are not a medical emergency so you encourage Sean to see a doctor as soon as possible.

How did you do in diagnosing the patient? Do you want to learn more?

The Online Wilderness First Aid Course covers all of the topics in a traditional, onsite Wilderness First Aid Course and meets the requirements for the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, the American Camp Association, NICA, and many other international organizations. You can learn more about the Online Wilderness First Aid Course here.

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Most people don’t have the time to attend a two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid Course. We make training convenient and available on your own terms.

Wilderness First Aid Online

The School of First Aid’s Online Wilderness First Aid courses covers over thirty topics using concise, to-the-point presentations, illustrations, demonstrations, and downloadable handouts. This course is an entire Wilderness First Aid Course that you can enjoy without spending an entire weekend in a classroom.


Save 20% on all courses for a limited time with Coupon Code WFA20.


Our Wilderness First Aid Course covers all of the topics in a traditional, onsite Wilderness First Aid Course. Topics covered include:

RESPOND AND ASSESS

INJURY

ILLNESS

  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • SAMPLE History
  • Vital Signs
  • Moving Patients
  • Patient Rolls
  • Recovery Position
  • Lifting Patients
  • SOAP Notes
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bleeding Control
  • Amputations
  • Impalements
  • Friction Blisters
  • Frostbite
  • Burns
  • Brain Injuries
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Mammal Bites
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Arm Splinting
  • Leg Splinting
  • Spine Clearing
  • Wound Cleaning and Care
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Breathing
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Altered Level of Consciousness
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Chest Pain
  • Heat Illnesses
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Shock
  • Snake Bites



Online Wilderness First Aid Course

Do you desire the comprehensive first aid training provided by a WFA course, but do not require a proctored skills assessment and WFA Certification for employment? Enroll now and get started.

Wilderness First Aid Certification with Skills Assessment. Two-Year, Internationally Recognized.
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  • Self-paced Curriculum. You have access to the entire course immediately. You can view and complete the entire course on your schedule.
  • Printed Text Book – Unlike other online WFA courses, you will be mailed a printed textbook, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy, within 24 hours of enrolling in the course. You can also install the Wilderness FIrst Aid Easy App on your phone or tablet.
  • Over 10 hours of video presentations and demonstrations plus directed practice scenarios to hone your first aid skills
  • Professional instructor – Jeffrey Imel, National Registry EMT, Wilderness EMT, certified Emergency Medical Services Educator, and author of four books on first aid and two apps. Over two decades of teaching experience. Meet your instructor here.
  • Instructor Office Hours on Zoom every Tuesday. Discuss Wilderness First Aid concepts, ask questions and interact with the instructor and other students.
  • Money-Back Guarantee – If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course or viewing less than five lectures of the course, whichever comes first.
  • Wilderness First Aid Certificate Course
    • Certificate of Completion
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
    • Two-Year Internationally recognized certification diploma and card

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The WFA Certificate Course is perfect for anyone who desires the comprehensive first aid training provided by the course, but does not require a proctored skills assessment and WFA Certification for employment.

If your employment requires you to be WFA Certified, this course is for you. The course includes a Virtual Skills Assessment required for a two-year WFA certification. Complete the online portion of the course and schedule a skills assessment with your instructor. Learn more about the Virtual Skills Assessment here.


Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course or viewing less than five lectures of the course, whichever comes first.


Questions? Please reach out to the instructor here.

Learn Wilderness First Aid Online. Prepper, Survivalist, and Outdoor Enthusiast.

Prepper and Survival FIrst Aid Course Online.

Learn prepper first aid online. This online Wilderness First Aid course makes training convenient and available on your own terms. It is the perfect course for those who desire to learn how to provide first aid in austere, disaster, and remote environments.

The School of First Aid’s Online Wilderness First Aid course is a complete prepper first aid course online and covers over thirty topics using concise, to-the-point presentations, illustrations, demonstrations, and downloadable handouts. This course is an entire Wilderness First Aid Course that you can enjoy without spending an entire weekend in a classroom. This is the course for all preppers and survivalists.


Save 20% on all courses for a limited time with Coupon Code WFA20.

Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course or viewing less than five lectures of the course, whichever comes first.


Enroll Now and Get Started

The WFA Certificate Course is perfect for anyone who desires comprehensive first aid training and learn how to provide first aid in austere, disaster, and remote environments.


The Wilderness First Aid Course covers all of the topics in a traditional, onsite Wilderness First Aid Course and meets the requirements published in the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines, Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, Girl Scouts of America, American Camp Association Health and Wellness Standards, Wilderness Medicine Education Cooperative, NICA, and many others. Topics covered in this course include:

RESPOND AND ASSESS

INJURY

ILLNESS

  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • SAMPLE History
  • Vital Signs
  • Moving Patients
  • Patient Rolls
  • Recovery Position
  • Lifting Patients
  • SOAP Notes
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bleeding Control
  • Amputations
  • Impalements
  • Friction Blisters
  • Frostbite
  • Burns
  • Brain Injuries
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Mammal Bites
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Arm Splinting
  • Leg Splinting
  • Spine Clearing
  • Wound Cleaning and Care
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Breathing
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Altered Level of Consciousness
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Chest Pain
  • Heat Illnesses
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Shock
  • Snake Bites



Online Wilderness First Aid Course

This prepper first aid course online is perfect for anyone who desires comprehensive first aid training and learn how to provide first aid in austere, disaster, and remote environments. Enroll now and get started.

  • Self-paced Curriculum. You have access to the entire course immediately. You can view and complete the entire course on your schedule.
  • Online Version of the Textbook. You will get immediate access to the textbook using the Wilderness First Aid Made Easy App included with all registrations. The app works on Windows, Mac, Android, and Apple platforms and you can install and view the textbook on up to three separate devices. No matter what device you use – smartphones, tablets, or computers – you have access to the online textbook.
  • BONUS! Printed Text Book. Unlike other online WFA courses, you will be mailed a printed textbook, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy, within 24 hours of enrolling in the course.
  • Comprehensive Training. Over 10 hours of video presentations and demonstrations plus directed practice scenarios to hone your first aid skills
  • Professional Instructor. Jeffrey Imel, National Registry EMT, Wilderness EMT, certified Emergency Medical Services Educator, and author of four books on first aid and two apps. Over two decades of teaching experience. Meet your instructor here.
  • Instructor Office Hours on Zoom every Tuesday. Discuss Wilderness First Aid concepts, ask questions and interact with the instructor and other students.
  • Money-Back Guarantee. If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course or viewing less than five lectures of the course, whichever comes first.
  • Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.
Wilderness First Aid Certificate

True Stories of Course Graduates Responding to Medical Emergencies


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Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course for any reason, I will gladly refund your money within thirty days of purchasing the course or viewing less than five lectures of the course, whichever comes first.


Questions? Please reach out to the instructor here.

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