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Operated by Remote Medical International

• Earn your Wilderness First Aid certification in a weekend course
• Learn how to appropriately manage injuries in the backcountry
• Study how altitude and extreme weather effects a person’s health
• Participate in lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios
• Prepare yourself to work and play away from medical facilities

This two-day Wilderness First Aid course was designed to provide elementary skills in remote care. Based on recommendations from the Wilderness Medical Society and evidence-based research, the curriculum focuses on making sound decisions regarding patient evacuation, as well as skills for extended care.

This course offers a hands-on, experimental format to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to make remote medical care decisions. Remote First Aid is ideal for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, camp staff, remote site workers, and travelers who either work or play away from definitive medical facilities and support. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios. You’ll be provided ample opportunity to master the central concepts and skills of remote medicine.


CURRICULUM

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Over the course of two days, this course will cover the following topics:

• Medical and legal considerations
• Patient assessment
• Lifting and moving patients
• Shock
• Head injuries
• Spinal injury management
• Wound management and infection
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Documentation
• Respiratory emergencies
• Cardiac emergencies
• Abdominal pain
• Metabolic and allergic reactions
• Cold emergencies and illness
• Heat emergencies and illness
• Altitude
• Altered mental status
• Lightning
• Immersion and submersion
• Remote medical kits and supplies

DETAILS

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Duration: Two days
Start: McMinnville, Oregon
End: McMinnville, Oregon
Accommodations: Not included
Fitness requirement: Moderate
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old, or 16 years old with parent/guardian approval

Price includes:
• All instruction
• Wilderness First Aid certification

Price excludes:
• Travel to and from McMinnville, Oregon
• Accommodations
• Meals

Wilderness First Aid Course FAQs

Q. What’s the best way to get to McMinnville, Oregon?
A. McMinnville, Oregon is located one-hour southwest of Portland, Oregon. The easiest way to get there is to fly into the Portland airport (PDX) and rent a car.

Q. Are there any prerequisites for the course?
A. No—students just have to be at least 18 years old, or 16-17 with parent/guardian approval.

Q. How often will I need to renew my WFA certification?
A. Certifications must be renewed every two years. Remote Medical International can help assist in this process.

Q. Can I receive college credit for my course?
A. At this time, college credit is only available on Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT courses.

Q. Can I cancel the trip?
A. You may cancel reservations up to 72 hours after the booking is made. After that time period, all modifications/cancellations will be granted solely at the discretion of Remote Medical International.

Remote Medical International Terms of Service

YOUR GUIDES

Remote Medical International (RMI) was founded in the one-bedroom college apartment of a remote area paramedic in 2003. From its humble beginnings in a living room filled with medical equipment and training supplies, RMI now operates globally as a multi-million dollar company providing a single-source solution to remote medical needs anywhere in the world. RMI has been recognized three times by Inc. 500 as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, RMI currently has approximately 100 employees and operates in 23 hospitals worldwide. After more than a decade of growth, RMI continues to be fueled by the passion, pride, dedication, and unique character of its employees. They are proud to have built a team renowned for medical expertise, flexibility, commitment, pride, and adventure.

Testimonials

“Excellent class. The instructors knew what they were talking about. Even there was a lot of information crammed into two days, Phong and Kate made the class enjoyable and easy to learn.”

“I took a WFA class in spring of 2008 and loved it. It was fun and helpful, with a great deal of hands-on practice. The instructors were fabulous, both fun and confidence inspiring. I enjoyed it so much that I’m thinking of taking the WFR course. This course is completely worth the time and money.”

“I’ve been a working outdoor professional for a long time, and have attended a number of these types of trainings (from EMT-W, WFR, and WFA), and I have to say this is a great course. In two days it hit all of the high points and had great hands-on components.”

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