Outdoor First Aid for Athletes: Southwest U.S.


+ wildlife, weather & terrain hazards specific to TX, AZ, NM, & OK



Essential first aid & safety for outdoor adventures

90 Days Unlimited Access Includes:

Mountain bikers & runners

Seven self-paced video classes teach you to assess injury and apply first aid for sprains, fractures, impalements and other bleeding wounds, animal bites, stings and many more outdoor emergencies

Ten practical skills videos & guides teach you how to improvise splints, compression bandages, tourniquets, cervical collars & more

Bonus regional U.S. Wilderness First Aid course covers local wildlife, environment & common rescue calls

What You'll Learn

Via self-paced online lectures, interactive video scenarios, medical case assignments, knowledge checks & quizzes

Injury assessment & basic life support
Injury assessment and life support

MARCH & SAMPLE patient assessment protocols; breathing, circulatory & nervous system assessment; spinal stabilization; basic CPR & Heimlich maneuver training

Common outdoor medical problems
Common outdoor medical problems

Treating & stabilizing impalements, broken bones, finger amputations, muscle injuries, bleeding, wounds, cold injuries, heat illness, lightning and altitude ilness & more

Terrain, temperature & weather hazards
Terrain, temperature and weather hazards

Heat & cold related injuries; wildfires, lightning & burns; floods, tides & drowning; avalanches & earthquakes; acute mountain & altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE)

Wildlife attacks & treating injuries
Wildlife attacks and treating injuries

Dealing with grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions; snakes & scorpions; other venomous animal & insect bites, stings, rabies prevention & communicable & waterborne diseases

Basic outdoor survival skills
Terrain, temperature & weather haards

Route, logistics & supplies planning; avoiding getting lost, signaling for rescue; finding and treating water for safe drinking, maximizing chances of being found alive

Special Southwest U.S. Topics

Zion National Park


Mojave, Sonoran & Chihuahuan Deserts, Colorado Plateau & mesa lands, Camelback, Phoenix &  Superstition Mountains, Permian Basin, Texas Hill Country, Piney Woods, Galveston Island & Texas Gulf Coast

Big Bend, White Sands, Saguaro, Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Gila National Forests & other national parks, Forests & Monuments

Red Rock, Lake Havasu, Lake Powell, Lake Travis, Natural Bridge, Hole-in-the-Rock & other state parks


Hazards & Rescue Calls

Flash floods & wildfires, heat stroke & dehydration, getting lost in the desert, finding & treating water

Mojave, Pygmy & Western diamondback rattlers, copperheads, water moccasins, coral snakes, coyotes, bobcats, black bears, bark scorpions, Gila monsters, ticks, native spiders & more

Gulf Coast & marine hazards including sharks, stingrays & jellies

Stagnant water hazards including Vibrio flesh-eating bacteria, giardia & amoebas

Chagas & other parasitic diseases

Learn to improvise medical care
with everyday items

Natalie practical skills demo

Skills training on basic CPR, tourniquets, neck braces, splints, compression bandages, Epipens & more


Practice your new skills at home or at work using yourself, family, friends or coworkers as patients

Improvise medical care with everyday items

Learn to treat injuries & save lives using everyday items to improvise splints, tourniquets & more

Certificate of Completion

Survival Med Outdoor First Aid for Athletes Certificate

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Survival Med Faculty

Dr. Natalie Bonthius skiing
Natalie Bonthius, MD

Founder of Survival Med & Emergency & Survival Medicine Physician, UHS-Southern California

Dr. Carson Harper
Carson Harper, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, UHS-Southern California

Dr. Richard Ingebretsen
Richard Ingebretsen, MD

Clinical Instructor & Wild Med U Program Director, University of Utah School of Medicine

Kevin Grange, Paramedic

Paramedic & Firefighter, Jackson Hole Fire & EMS and Grand Teton National Park

Dr. Robert Scanlon
Robert Scanlon, MD

Quadruple Board-Certified Critical Care, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine Physician