Wilderness First Aid (WFA) A great introduction to wilderness medicine for everyone
Is this course for me?
This is an entry level course and will benefit anyone who has interest in wilderness medicine/ first aid. This course is designed for people who have little or no experience in this field and is best suited for nature/outdoor guides and individuals who are responsible for friends and family while in the outdoors.
While “First Aid” is at the core of the course, “Wilderness” is defined as being an hour away from definitive medical care, which makes it relevant to most rural and urban settings in India.
This course is beneficial for those working in travel companies, educational and outdoor organisations, sports and adventure bodies, hospitality industry, offsites-events, government agencies like relief agencies, disaster management and rescue forces.
On successful completion of the course, participants receive:
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification (2 year validity)
- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (2 year validity)
Course Duration: 2 ½ Days
Participant Limit: Min 20 - Max 30
Hanifl Centre, India’s leading institution for outdoor education and environmental study has collaborated with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, USA to conduct Wilderness Medicine Courses (WFA/WAFA/WFR) with Adult & Child Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in India.
Aerie Backcountry is recognised by the American Outdoor industry and has worked with organisations like WMA and WMI-NOLS in the USA specialising in wilderness medicine and under the guidance of the Wilderness Medical Society, evolved a Scope of Practice (SoP) for different courses. CPR certification is under the guidelines established by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver CPR.
Our instructors are professional care providers with many years of outdoor leadership experience.
PROGRAMME & SCHEDULE:
Module Length: 20 hours (WFA 16 hrs + CPR 4 hrs)
WFA is a certification course where instructors closely follow participants’ progress and continually offer feedback. Participants will be evaluated on their performance. About half of the course is classroom based lectures and half is practical scenarios. Topics covered include:
- Full Patient Assessment, Extended Patient Care
- Emergency Response Procedures.
- Injury-illness identification and management: Including Bleeding Control, Shock, Spinal Injuries, Head Injuries, Chest Wounds, Sprains & Strains, Fractures & Dislocations, Splinting, Cold Injuries, Heat Illnesses, Lightning, Altitude Illnesses, Drowning, Anaphylaxis, Bites & Stings, Medical Illnesses, Wounds & Wound Management, Patient moves & Litter carries, Asthma, Diabetes, Abdominal Emergencies, Burns, Environmental Emergencies, etc.
- Adult & Child CPR.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is an incredibly important skill, particularly in an urban environment. The session is practical and hands-on focusing on Myocardial Infarction (MI), Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), Angina, Stroke (Haemorrhagic & Ischemic), Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) along with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) incorporating the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
We limit the group size to 30 in order to make the course effective. Recertification for both WFA & CPR involves undertaking the full course again after two years.
Packing List Ideal for Courses at Hanifl Centre
Mentioned below are the inclusions of the course, along with a broad list of basic items we recommend all participants should carry. You can always create your own packing list based on your personal needs and medical requirements.