SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course
When: January 25 – 26th, 2020
Location: Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The WFA is 16 hours long (two full days). This course is open to anyone over 16 years old.
The SRK Greenway is proud to bring this SOLO WFA course to the community. This 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course provides students with an introductory understanding to wilderness first aid. Hands-on course labs, scenarios and repetition ensure students are engaged and learning for the duration of the course. SOLO courses combine multiple styles of learning to help you learn and remember course information after the course is complete.
SOLO WFA is a 2-year certification. This also counts as a refresher course and recertification for the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) level certification. Only students holding current SOLO WFR cards will be allowed to recertify in the 2-day Wilderness First Aid program. In order to receive any certification the student will need to pass the ongoing evaluation of practical skills and written assessments throughout the course. This course does not include a CPR component.
Cost & Lodging
The tuition charge is $165. Includes buffet lunch both days at Colby Sawyer cafeteria. The cost does not cover lodging.
Refund Policy: 80% of the original cost will be refunded until 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that time, no refund will be issued, regardless of circumstances.
Enrollment is based on a first come, first serve, basis. Please click the button below for our secure online registration.
Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, Wilderness First Aid was the first course of its kind in the United States. Today, it’s curriculum is what all other backcountry medicine courses are based upon.
Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
The Human Animal
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Use of Epinephrine
There is no prerequisite for taking a WFA, so long as you are 16 or older and have physical abilities consistent with participating in kneeling to reach and assess patients, walking over uneven terrain with extra weight and the ability to assist in lifting patients.
SOLO is the oldest continuously operating School of Wilderness Medicine in the World. Since 1976, with the opening of the SOLO campus in Conway, NH, a facility dedicated to providing wilderness medicine education at all levels, SOLO has been the undisputed leader in wilderness medicine. Still privately owned by the same people who conceived the idea, designed the courses, and built a campus, SOLO now offers courses across the country and around the world. For more information visit their website at www.soloschools.com