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Gearhouse

1 Day - Wilderness First Aid Class

Get your WFA done in one day!

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1 Day - Wilderness First Aid Class
1 Day - Wilderness First Aid Class

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Gearhouse, 434 Yale Ave N Suite B, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

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About the event

This Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification course is delivered in a hybrid format, with 4-8 hours of self paced, online instruction, a practical hands-on training component at Gearhouse, and a final assessment.

Part One: Online Learning  Once you sign up, you can get started right away. All lectures are video-based and the course can be taken at your own pace as long as you finish by the deadline. Review as many times as necessary.   

Part Two: Hands On Practical Training The practical training focuses on the hands-on skills necessary to practice first aid in the field. We'll do simulations of injuries and practice wound care in realistic scenarios with you and your classmates.

About The Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and basic treatment given to an ill or injured person in an area where advanced help and access to definitive care is not easily accessible.

A Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is recommended for:

Non-medical recreational users in outdoor areas where advanced help, evacuation, and access to definitive care is generally available.

WFA Course Objectives

Upon completion of a Wilderness First Aid course, an individual is expected to:

  1. Be able to complete a patient assessment to identify potentially life threatening problems. (Apply)
  2. Complete the necessary first aid, non-invasive interventions to prevent medical problems and injuries from occurring or progressing. (Apply)
  3. Identify the need for additional resources and higher level care for patients with life threatening problems. (Analyze)
  4. Identify the need for and urgency of evacuation for ill or injured patients. (Analyze)

Gearhouse Recommendation

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of Wilderness Medicine? WFR training will give you the confidence and skill too go beyond basic immediate care and to address multi-factor and complex wilderness medicine incidents. You'll be able to assess and treat the whole situation, be a critical resource to your friends and those involved in a backcountry incident, and manage yourself with more confidence through various intensities of emergent situations.

WFA's generally give you the skills to treat basic injuries and to assess more serious injuries.

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