WAFA- Wilderness Advanced First Aid October 5-8, 2018

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WAFA- Wilderness Advanced First Aid October 5-8, 2018


Wilderness Medical Associates WAFA Certification

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Adventure Recovery

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

This Adventure Recovery sponsored course has been specially modified for those working in the addictions and mental health field. Scenarios are designed to reflect real-world situations encountered in wilderness, residential, sober living, recovery support, and private practice.

This is a pre-requisite credential for all AR Guides.

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This course is scheduled for 4-days or 40 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years. The course is registered for 36 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education)

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

·       The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

·       SOAP Notebook

·       The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

·       Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International  is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.


Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.


Students are expected to camp on-site. Meals will be provided and prepared as a group.

We will utilize the time spent together in the evening for homework, to study WAFA course materials, and introduce Adventure Recovery Philosophy and the AR Guide Credential and Training program.