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Outside Medicine™ Standard Wilderness First Aid Syllabus 

(3 days, 24 hrs)

Day 1 - 8 hours

Course logistics 

Introduction to the Patient Assessment System

Medical Legal considerations

Primary Assessment 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

BLS Simulation Lab


Head injury

Bleeding control

CPR certification


Day 2 - 8 hours

Secondary Assessment

Spine management

Trauma simulations

Sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations

Splinting lab

Wound cleaning lab

Hypothermia and cold injuries


SOAP Note documentation 


Day 3 - 8 hours

Bites and stings

Allergies and anaphylaxis

Epinephrine auto-injector

Environmental simulations


Heat illness

Dive injuries & altitude illness

Evacuation plans and considerations

Medical problems

Medical simulations

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