This course is conducted in a high-accountability environment ensuring that students are receiving high-quality instruction, skills practice and skills assessment. 

  • Class size is limited to 8 students.
  • Each student receives a paperback version of Wilderness First Aid Made Easy for use during class. After graduation, this book is an excellent review tool during their two-year certification. The book contains QR Codes for all lectures in the course, allowing them to review lectures and demonstrations.
  • Each student has a full-body manikin to be used during the practice scenarios and skills assessment.
  • Each student will act as a caregiver in four scenarios in a Zoom room with a patient-actor with a highly detailed script. The instructor observes every scenario to assess student learning, provide feedback and make corrections.
  • Each student will submit two completed SOAP Notes for grading.  SOAP Notes are retained in the student’s records for the duration of their certification.
  • Each student will complete an arm splint and a leg splint on their manikin, in a Zoom room with a patient-actor providing feedback.  The instructor observes every splint build to assess student learning, provide feedback and make corrections. All splints are graded according to a Splint Quality Checklist that can be reviewed here for arm and here for leg. Students must meet all criteria to pass splinting.  Students will submit a picture of each splint to be retained in the student’s records for the duration of their certification.
  • Students must successfully achieve a grade of 80% on three exams during the course. Exams are administered and graded online by the instructor. Each student’s exam grades are retained in the student’s records for the duration of their certification.
  • Certification Requirements
    • Students must be on time and present for 100% of the course. No exceptions.
    • Two completed SOAP Notes submitted for evaluation and grading
    • Four scenarios successfully completed in the presence of the instructor
    • Arm splint and leg splint meets all criteria on the Splint Quality Checklist
    • Passing score of at least 80% on each of the three exams.
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