Wilderness First Aid

What is Wilderness First Aid?

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.

 

Why is it important?

In the Utah National Parks Council we are able quickly be in a place to enjoy nature. We are also have an abundance of high adventure activities at doorstep: rock climbing, caving, canyoneering, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, etc. Very frequently these activities take place in remote locations more than 30 minutes from definitive care and/or rapid transport. The BSA WFA curriculum teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the remote locations and how to manage acute situations.

 

Who is it for?

Youth over the age of 14 and adult Scout leaders are encourage to take the course. The course meets the requirements for the Advanced First Aid elective in the Venture program.

 

What is taught?

  • Patient assessment
  • Chest injuries
  • Shock
  • Head (brain) and spinal injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries
 
  • Wounds and wound infection
  • Abdominal problems
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat problems
  • Lightning
  • Altitude illnesses
 
  • Submersion incidents
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Wilderness first-aid kits
  • Scenarios

 

 

What does it cost?

The cost for the 16 hour Wilderness First Aid Course and 3 hour CPR/AED Course is $60 and is administered by council volunteers who are instructors with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

 

How can I attend?

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Vernal, Utah 84078
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Get Educated Today!
How-To Videos
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Beaver
Blue Mountain
Eagle Mountain
Entrada
High Uintah
Jeremiah Johnson
Maple Dell
Tifie
Scofield
Thunder Ridge

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Orem Service Center
(Headquarters)
748 North 1340 West

Orem, Utah 84057
(801) 437-6222

Cedar City
444 South Main #3A
Cedar City, Utah 84720
(435) 586-1613

 

 

Ephraim
45 East 400 South
Ephraim, Utah 84627
(435) 283-6451

Price
212 East 100 North
Price, Utah 84501
(435) 637-8059

 

 

 

Richfield
95 West 100 South
Richfield, Utah 84701
(435) 896-6619

St. George
204 North 1000 East
St. George, Utah 84770
(435) 628-5172

Vernal
240 East 100 North
Vernal, Utah 84078
(435) 789-9108