Cost: $200 for EOU students, $225 for community members (Course is limited to 28 students)
Go to the wildmed.com website to register for the course.
Contact the Outdoor Program for further information. See below for a more detailed description of the course.
Outdoor Program Coordinator
Eastern Oregon University
Course topics are:
Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine
CustomizationPatient assessment drills and simulations will be specific to the group, the environment, and the context of operations or the activities performed in the field.
Given the short duration of this course, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, including PAS drills as a major learning tool as opposed to long lectures.
Elective topics to specific environments (altitude, tropical, SCUBA, offshore medicine, etc.) can be substituted in from the course content. Please talk to the office or instructor at time of booking.
CertificationsThis course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.
RecertificationCertifications are valid for three years.Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.
U.S. courses only: Students that take the WFA course will receive a $30US rebate eligible towards any WMA International course 4 days or longer.
Included MaterialsAll teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
- Wilderness First Aid Guide
- SOAP Notebook;
- The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook