WMA Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

We are proud to be partnering with the Wilderness Leadership Institute and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to offer a Wilderness First Aid Certification course before the 2018 Ladies Offroad Convention in Salt Lake City, UT July 31 - August 1, 2018.

Price includes Certification, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening activities on Tuesday and Wednesday (Plan on arriving Monday night).

$399 Per Person

This course is presented in 16 hours over two days. Although there is some lecturing in this course, the WFA curriculum focuses on hand-on, practical medical skills.

All students who successfully complete the Wilderness First Aid course will receive a WFA certification, an Anaphylaxis certification, and Adult CPR certification from Wilderness Medical Associates. These certifications are valid for three years.

WFA Course Prerequisites

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.

WFA Course Schedule

Day 1

Registration, Introduction; Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Electives

Day 2

Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine

Charlene's Experience

In preparation for hosting this class, I took the class.  Actually, that is wrong.  I wanted to take the class so I could be more medically prepared in case of an accident while we are out on the trails, and it just happened that it also helps me prepare for hosting the class in association with the Convention.  No, I won't be teaching it.  A professional medical responder will be teaching it.  

I knew a little, and was very excited to learn a lot.  No matter your skill level as a first responder in a world with cell phones, electricity and a hospital usually within minutes, the Wilderness First Aid class makes you critically think differently.  I am hosting this class because I feel that it is extremely important for as many offroad folks to take as possible, literally it could save a life.  I hope that you will strongly consider increasing your days away to include this opportunity into your experience.  This class is NOT LIMITED to ladies only, everyone is welcome to take it.   REGISTER NOW

Here are my day end Facebook posts from the two day course I took in California...in the rain!  🙂