Salt Lake City, UT – Traditional
September 26 - September 27$200 – $225
The mission of AdventureMed is to create competence in wilderness medicine, enabling responders to prevent and effectively manage emergency medical situations outside traditional medical facilities. The Wilderness Life Support (WLS) certification is designed for the outdoor enthusiasts, day hikers, or world travelers with little to no previous medical experience.
After taking this course, you will be familiar with the most common backcountry problems. You will have practice in evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings. In addition, you will become more familiar with what situations require evacuation or how best to manage treatment with limited resources.
Practical workshops and scenarios are an integral part of this curriculum. Classes will often integrate hands-on workshops with group hikes to simulate the wilderness context. Most of the practice scenarios are based on real-life incidents that our instructors have managed as professional rescuers or encountered in their own backcountry adventures.
2 full days of lectures and practical skills practice
8:00am – 5:30pm each day
Sample WFA Syllabus:
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Patient Assessment, Scene Size-up, Primary Survey, Secondary Survey
- Bleeding and Shock
- Abdominal and Chest Injuries
- Wound and Burn Management
- Fractures and Dislocations, Improvised Splinting
- Head and Spine Injuries, Spinal Immobilization
- Near Drowning
- Lighting Injuries and Prevention
- Heat-Related Illness
- Medical Problems in the Wilderness
- Bites and Stings
- Hypothermia and Cold-Related Illness/Injury
- Evacuation Guidelines
- Water Disinfection and Hydration
- Improvised Litters and Carries
To access your online course modules after you purchase this course, find them on Your Online Modules page.