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Compressed Wilderness First Responder Syllabus (80 hrs)

Note: This course consists of online study completed by students ahead of time followed by a shortened practical session--typically of 5 days.

FALL 2019 UPDATE: The syllabus for each day is being revised and improved! Contact us for a working version if needed. 

Here are topics covered in a WFR: 

  • Medical legal considerations

  • Patient Assessment System

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) lab and practice scenarios

  • Supportive care and bedside manner

  • Traumatic Injuries

  • Concussion and other head injuries

  • Nervous, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems in relation to trauma

  • Wound cleaning and care lab

  • Sprains, strains, fractures and other extremity injuries

  • Splinting lab

  • Blister prevention and care

  • Environmental emergencies

  • Hypothermia and heat emergencies

  • Drowning

  • Lightning

  • Bites and stings

  • Allergies and anaphylaxis

  • Epinephrine auto-injector practice and certification

  • Altitude illness

  • Common medical problems

  • Prevention

  • Improvised splints

  • Patient caries

  • Rescue team dynamics

  • Water rescue simulation practice (if available)

  • Incident Command System

  • Heart attack and stroke

  • Packing a patient