If you travel or work in remote areas and need more extensive training than a Wilderness First Aid course, our Wilderness Advanced First Aid course is the perfect choice. Learn to stabilize, treat, and make evacuation decisions for patients in backcountry environments, with an emphasis on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation in this 40 hour-long course.
Whether you enjoy recreating on rivers or in the mountains, this course is designed for anyone who enjoys spending time in the backcountry and understands there are inherent risks in that setting. The 40-hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) curriculum emphasizes long-term care and includes more practice time than an introductory level Wilderness First Aid course.
The course includes a range of assessment, trauma, environmental, and medical topics. You will receive up-to-date wilderness medicine curriculum delivered in an intensive, hands-on format. Build confidence in making treatment and evacuation decisions for your clients, friends, or family members.
Successful course completion will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications:
Wilderness Advanced First Aid
Adult, and Child CPR & Airway Management