Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

October 5-6, 2019


Lead Instruction: Travis Reid, Oregon Rescue LLC

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)

OWA Members $70 per person - This amount is highly subsidized by OWA

Non-members $100 per person (comes with a free 1 year membership!)

Lunch:  Lunch will NOT be provided. We will have drinks and snacks

Location:  Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site, group site G04.  Fisherman’s Bend is on the North Santiam River, 2 miles west of Mill City.

Time:  Sat/Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Attending the entire class is necessary to receive the certifications.

Camping:  Camping is available at the group site reserved for the training.  This is the same site we used for Boater 101 this year. 

Age Limit:  Please be at least age 16 to participate (no exceptions)

Course Description:  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary.   The WFA includes an introduction to a broad range of medical skills and topics, including:

  • Scene Safety and Site Control
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Lifting & Moving Patients
  • Musculoskeletal & Spinal Injury Management
  • Wound Management & Infection
  • Respiratory & Cardiac Emergencies
  • Metabolic & Allergic Reactions
  • Immersion & Submersion
  • Cold / Heat Emergencies
  • CPR & AED and More.
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