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Our WFR (Wilderness First Response) Course is directed to guides and enthusiats of outdoor sports and recreational activities such as trekking, mountaineering, kayaking, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, rafting and camping -among others, as well as for industrial workers in remote areas.


We offer 2 different types of Wilderness First Responder training packages:


-A 5-day WFR course for those individuals who have already taken a CPR (all ages), AED and First Aid course with us whose certification is still current.


-A 7-day or 8-day WFR course for the general public and for those individuals who require to renew their CPR (all ages), AED and First Aid certification.


Typical 7-Day Itinerary*:


-Day 1: Adult, Child & Infant CPR, AED Use, O2 Admin. & Bleeding Control.
-Day 2: FBAO Management, Basic First Aid & EAIs Admin.
-Day 3: On-Land Spinal Immobilization.
-Day 4: Wilderness First Aid (Part I).
-Day 5: Wilderness First Aid (Part II).
-Day 6: Hill/Mountain Skills Practice (Drills).
-Day 7: In-Water Spinal Immobilization and Rocky Coast Skills Practice (Drills).



Topics & Skills Covered:


Day 1:
-Legal Considerations.
-Primary Assessment (Initial Assessment).
-Lateral Recovery Position.
-BBP (Bloodborne Pathogens).
-Hands-Only CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation).
-Full CPR (compressions combined with rescue breaths).
-2-responder CPR.
-High Performance CPR.
-AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Use.
-Emergency Oxygen Administration.
-Severe Bleeding Control.
-Shock Management.
-Spinal Motion Restriction.
-Log Roll Technique.


Day 2:
-FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) Conscious & Unconscious Patient.
-Secondary Assessment (Focused Assessment) - Illness Assessment (SAMPLE).
-Secondary Assessment (Focused Assessment) - Injury Assessment (Head to Toe Physical Assessment).
-Primary Care (CPR, AED & B-Con) Written Exam.
-Secondary Care (First Aid) Written Exam.


Day 3:
-SMR Equipment (C-Collars, Spine Boards, CIDs, ...).
-C-Collar Size-Up & Placement.
-Spinal Immobilization (Standing Patient).
-Spinal Immobilization (Sitting Patient).
-Spinal Immobilization (Patient Lying Face Up / Supine Position).
-Spinal Immobilization (Patient Lying Face Down / Prone Position).
-Spinal Immobilization (Patient Wearing Helmet).
-Spinal Immobilization (Patient Wearing Life Jacket).


Day 4:
-Introduction to Wilderness First Aid.
-Protecting Yourself.
-Getting Help.
-Moving & Lifting.
-Scene Assessment.
-MOI (Mechanism of Injury).
-Primary Assessment (Initial Assessment) - Additional Considerations.
-Secondary Assessment (Focused Assessment) - Additional Considerations.
-Performing a Head To Toe Physical Exam.
-Taking Vital Signs.
-Taking a SAMPLE History.
-Shock in Wilderness Environments.
-Bleeding Control in Wilderness Environments.
-Major Wounds (large wounds, injury to the chest, injury to the abdomen, ...).
-Facial Injuries (scalp, eyes, nose).
-Minor Wounds (lacerations, avulsions, abrasions, ...).
-Cleaning, Closing and Dressing Wounds.
-Burns (types, depth, extent, supportive treatment, ...). 
-Head, Neck and/or Back Injuries in Wilderness Environments.
-Musculoskeletal Injuries (strains, sprains, bone injuries, joint injuries, ...).
-Extended Injury Management (wound infections, ...).


Day 5:
-Sudden Illness.
-Altered Mental Status (faining, stroke, diabetes mellitus, seizure, ...).
-Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath (Asthma, Allergic Reactions & Anaphylaxis).
-EAI (Epinephrine Auto-Injector) Use & Administration.
-Abdominal Problems (pain, stomachache, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, bladder infection, kidney stones, personal/camp hygiene).
-Pain, Severe Pressure or Discomfort in Chest.
-Poisoning (poison oak, poison ivy, sumac, poisonous plants and mashrooms, ...).
-Introduction to Environmental Emergencies.
-Heat Emergencies (dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, low body sodium level, ...).
-Cold Emergencies (hypothermia, localized cold injuries, ...).
-Bites & Stings (stinging insects, mosquito bites, tick bites, snakebites, spider bites, marine animal stings, animal and human bites, ...).
-Drowning (rescue, cardiact arrest, ...).
-Altitude Illnesses (acute mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, ...).
-Other Wilderness Considerations.
-Emotional Consideratios (anxiety, hyperventilation, provider emotions, ...). 
-First Aid Kits (kit considerations, medications, supplies, ...).
-Protection from the Elements (sun, rain, heat, cold, ...).
-Water and Food (water decontamination, food storage, prevention of food or waterborne illnesses).


Day 6:
-Skills Practice Outdoors.
-Drills on Hill or Mountain.


Day 7:
-In-Water Immobilization Skills Practice.
-Drills at Coastal Rocky Formation.


*Topcis and/or skills practice can be distrubuted during 7, 8 or more days at the request of the group/client.


Duration: 80 Hours.


Certifications offered:
-EFR® or HSI® (ASHI®/MFA®/EMSS™) CPR, AED & BFA international certification card.
-HSI®/ASHI®/MFA®/EMSS™ EUMO international certification card.
-HSI®/ASHI® WFA international certification card.
-HSI®/ASHI®/MFA®/EMSS™ BBP international certification card.
-HSI®/ASHI®/MFA®/EMSS™ SLTB international certification card.
-STB® international wall certificate.
-GLC Aquatic Safety Dept. SMR bilingual wall certificate.
-GLC Aquatic Safety Dept. WFR bilingual wall certificate.
-GLC Aquatic Safety Dept. NOM-09-TUR-2002 compliant First Aid, CPR & AED bilingual wall certificate with folio number from SecTur (only for Mexico).
-GLC Aquatic Safety Dept. NOM-09-TUR-2002 and NOM-012-TUR-2016 compliant Emergency Oxygen Administration bilingual wall certificate with folio number from SecTur (only for Mexico).
-DC-3 form(s) from STPS (only for Mexico).

WFR Course

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