In 2024, the European Wilderness Education School is launching a two 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, 50 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.
– 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.
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