Wilderness First Aid
Are you prepared to care for others when help is delayed?
Your Mission: Learn the skills to prevent and respond like a boss to both the most common and the most serious issues encountered in nature in the this highly-immersive and experiential course.
Wilderness First Aid is for Woodsy Wanderers, Weekend Warriors, and Wilderness Leaders who want to be prepared to care for themselves and others in settings where help may be delayed.
Imagine setting off on adventures feeling peace of mind that you are prepared for whatever comes your way.
Why Take Wilderness First Aid?
This immersive experience is for people who spend time in the outdoors and want to know more advanced techniques for preventing and responding to emergencies.
After the course, you will set off on your adventures feeling more relaxed, self-reliant, and ready for anything.
Topics we cover include:
- Patient Assessment System
- Conducting a Patient Exam
- Monitoring Vital Signs
- Patient History
- Soft Tissue Injuries including Bleeding Control
- Musculoskeletal Injuries: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Dislocations
- Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke
- Spinal Cord Injury Management
- Bites and Stings
Choose the format right for you.
Our highly immersive experience combines experiential learning games, realistic scenarios, lectures rich with meaningful stories, and opportunity for Q&A. You will get dirty.
(In-person) 16 Hours
(Hybrid) 8 hours online + 8 hours in-person Skills Lab
WFA is typically $225, WFA + CPR is typically $275. The cost can vary based on host site. Discounts are available for large groups. Contact us to host.VIEW SCHEDULE
Online WFA Essentials
Look forward to engaging, dynamic videos, actions, and quizzes. After you register, you will receive immediate access to your course on our learning platform. Once the coursework is complete, you will join us for a live online Skills Lab to crystallize your learning and get your questions answered.
10 Hours (8 hours online coursework + 2.5 hours of Skills Labs)
WFA Essentials + CPR is $197
You have access to the course content for one year.REGISTER
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"Wild Med is fantastic!
I've taken a WFA class and a refresher. Both times the instruction was far better than any class I've taken before. The instructors are engaging, set ENGAGING scenarios to practice your skills, answer every question to the fullest, and are altogether the best ever. Everyone should choose Wild Med."
—Liam B., In-person WFA graduate
"I was shocked at how effective online learning could be for this material.
I have taken many CPR/First Aid classes over the years and this was the best! Thanks to the skill of the trainers and their clear depth of knowledge of the material, I feel like I learned and am retaining the information better than I ever had. The recorded modules and the live sessions were all excellent, and I'm really grateful for this information."
—Heather D., WFA-E + CPR graduate
"This was the most engaging and beneficial first aid class I've ever taken.
Nicole did an excellent job of making the class hands-on and allowing us to use critical thinking and problem-solving, something missing from most first-aid classes. She also treated every student in the class with respect and truly set up an atmosphere where we were free to ask questions without judgment."
"I feel well trained and prepared to help those in need.
This training was above and beyond my expectations. As a nature educator and Forestry Therapy Guide in training I recommend this course for anyone that spends time outdoors. Thank you!"
"The instructor was very knowledgeable, professional, and related topics to real life scenarios based on our jobs.
Our organization loved our course. Absolutely would recommend!"
"I have participated in many CPR/First Aid trainings...
...yet the Wild Med course was seriously the first to leave me feeling confident in providing patient care! The teachers are enthusiastic, fun, and knowledgeable! I was never bored, and I think that is saying a lot when it comes to an online training."
"They were able to keep the group engaged, informed, and entertained throughout the 6-hour course.
We hired WildMed for a CPR and Safety training course for our field crews. Nicole and Adrienne are SO knowledgeable. There was a lot of hands-on training, and they understand the importance of keeping people moving around and involved. I appreciated a glimpse into their own experiences as they're highly skilled EMTs who have seen a lot. The group always felt comfortable asking questions. Hire them!"
"Absolutely the BEST CPR course I've ever taken!
After 25+ years of being CPR certified, the renewal courses have become pretty boring and ho-hum. Not this renewal course - it was engaging, informative and empowering. I feel more prepared for an emergency than I ever have before. Thank you so much!"
"The Wild Med 21-Day Challenge was fantastic!
The short videos presented each day are both interesting and comprehensive, and break down the information in such a way that the content really sticks with you. I love that the videos will remain accessible to me even after the course ends. The live skills sessions were equally well-done, and, on top of that, Wild Med customer service is top notch. (Oh, and their First Aid Kits are incredible!)"
"This class will benefit everyone!
With a nursing background I was skeptical how much I would learn in this class. I was blown away with videos, they kept my attention, taught me new things, the instructor Nicole does a fabulous job teaching others to critically think in unfavorable circumstances, and her real life experiences are great to hear."