WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA)

17-21 October 2022
Sadernes, Spain

For 2022, the European Wilderness Education School is launching a new series of Wilderness Advanced First Aid courses. These WAFA courses will be taught by practicing Advanced Paramedics, Paramedic Instructors and Wilderness EMTs.

The EWES Wilderness Advanced First Aid curriculum focuses on medicine for times when help may be hours or days away. This detailed, 40 hour, hands-on training course is designed to meet the needs of wilderness guides, mountain leaders, and those working in remote locations.

Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where our instructors will challenge you to practice your new skills and knowledge. Wilderness Advanced First Aid is different from a Red Cross or urban first aid. The focus is on initial and prolonged care for a patient in a wilderness / remote environment.

Methodologies:

– The content described above will be given in a book before the course

– Dynamic classrooms in the wilderness

– Skills workshops

– Integration of the concepts in wilderness simulation everyday

In order to receive a WAFA certification you need to pass both a written and a practical test. What makes our WAFA course stand out is the addition of an intensive 24 hour wilderness rescue scenario where you will have to put into practice everything you learned earlier in the week.

Be ready for the unexpected, enjoy and learn!

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
01
Stabilization, treatment and evacuation guidelines for patients in backcountry environments
02
Accident scene management, group leadership
03
Basic life support & automated external defibrillator
04
Practical skills: lifting, moving and extrication; spine stabilization and litter packaging; wound cleaning and exploration
05
Environmental topics: exposure control; bites and stings; altitude illness; cold injuries; thermoregulation; lightning; near drowning
06
Musculoskeletal systems: spine injury assessment; musculoskeletal injuries; extremity splinting; dislocations
07
Medical presentations; infectious diseases, asthma, diabetic emergencies, atherosclerosis, angina, heart attack, & stroke, allergies and anaphylaxis
08
Evacuation procedures, helicopter safety, search and rescue, and working with emergency medical services, rope and rescue
09
Wilderness medicine & medical kits

WHERE?

Easy Day
Alto Garrotxa, Sadernes Catalunya, Spain

DETAILED INFORMATION

Language of course::
English
Minimum requirements:
Physically in shape, level B2 of English
Minimum/maximum of participants:
6/12
Online preparation:
1 online preparational session
14 days prior to departure
Inscription deadline:
1 of April 2022
Total Training Time:
1 hour online/50 hours presential

COURSE STRUCTURE

1
DAY

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hostile environments and use of semi-automatic defibrillator.

2
DAY

Medical pathologies in remote environments. Respiratory problems, chest pain, syncope, allergy, traveler’s pathology, bites, stings.

3
DAY

Traumatic pathology in remote environments. Traumatic brain injury, chest trauma, abdomen trauma, nailed objects, wounds, fractures, dislocations and sprains, mobilizations and immobilizations, basic suture.

4-5
DAY

Rescue and survival practices in a real situation of assistance and transfers of a victim in a hostile environment.

DATES AND PRICES
SEASON 2022

17-21 October 2022
Sadernes, Spain

Course fee:

765€
per person

Services INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation (tents)
  • All meals during the course
  • Training manual
  • EWES Instructors
  • Accident insurance
  • Official certification

Services NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal equipment
  • Transport to destination

THE WILDERNESS GUIDE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

  • In order to obtain a WGA certification through EWES, in addition to this course a valid WAFA certificate is required. EWES will offer a 10 % discount to the participants of this course. After a 28 practical period you will be able to opt for the official WGA certification. For more information, please visit the website:

    www.wildernessguideassociation.com

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