Wilderness First Responder Bridge - May 26 - 29, 2015


A 4-Day Certification Program:  Upgrade to the Wilderness First Responder in Just 4 Days!

Registration Details Below:

The 4-day Wilderness First Responder Bridge (WFRB) course, presented over 40 hours, is designed for graduates of the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) who want to continue their training and upgrade their certification to the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) level. This comprehensive course will review concepts learned in earlier courses and and offer a greater focus on evacuation, environmental topics, critical thinking, and leadership.

To enroll, students must have an unexpired Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) certificate from either Wilderness Medical Associates or another approved provider such as Sirius, Solo, Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI), or Slipstream. A review package will be sent to the student and must be completed before the start of the course. A review package will be sent to students prior to the course in order for them to come prepared to this intense and stimulating course (we strongly advise enrolling early enough to complete this package ahead of time).

The Wilderness First Responder Bridge training uses hands-on sessions, as well as classroom lecture and discussion. Realistic scenarios with theatrical blood and simulated wounds are utilized to prepare students for back-country emergencies that are more reflective of real life occurences.  Get the training you need to feel confident with your skills when your work or recreational pursuits have you traveling "off the beaten trail".

Topics & Lessons Covered

  • General concepts of wilderness medicine and the Patient Assessment System
  • CPR, AED, and basic life support skills
  • Anatomy and major problems of the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems
  • Musculoskeletal injury assessment and splinting
  • Spine injury assessment and management, dislocations, splints, & fractures
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Medical emergencies such as asthma and diabetes
  • Wound and burn management
  • Environmental problems such as hypothermia, frostbite & cold injuries, sun & heat illnesses, lightning, altitude, diving, and drowning
  • Back-country medicine and toxins, bites, and stings
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Improvised litters and patient carries
  • Evacuations, decision making, and leadership
  • Elective topics such as altitude and scuba diving injuries
  • Medical legal issues
  • And more...

Head into the wilderness with your students, clients or family with real confidence in your abilities and knowledge! Program simulations are made to feel as ‘real’ as possible, under the kind of conditions one might experience during an emergency in the back-country.  This assists people to learn about the power to act and how to rely on your training and systems to help problem solve situations that may arise.  This is the current certification required by wilderness Instructors in the Outdoor Industry.

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What’s Included?

  • Certifications in Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR C (adult, child, & infant)
  • Wilderness First Responder Text book, case studies workbook, notebook (with WMA lecture notes), SOAP note booklet, waterproof WMA field guide
  • Shared Accommodation, maximum 3 people per room in the beautiful Spirit Point Lodge (includes the night before the course starts - if you purchase the accommodation package).
  • Catered Meals are home-cooked and made with quality ingredients daily; fresh tea, coffee, and a selection of fruit & snacks are readily available throughout the day.  Our delicous meal plan comes included with all tuition packages.
  • Hands-on training and simulations with theatrical make-up and video feedback
  • Classroom, Lounge/Study Area, Instruction, & All Necessary Equipment

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