16-Hour Wilderness First Aid Certification with Live Practical Skills Checkoff

No Travel • Online Study • MD-Led Webinars • Live Zoom Practical Skills

$119

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Next General Wilderness First Aid Webinar: Fri 2/23/24 7-9 PM ET • REGISTER IN  YOUR COURSE

Get the knowledge & confidence to handle whatever happens next.

Two Full Years of Unlimited Access From Date of Purchase

Wilderness First Aid

Self-paced online General Wilderness First Aid classes
Realistic video scenarios
Comprehensive medical case & SOAP note
MD-coached Challenge! scenario webinars
Bonus regional wilderness first aid course
Knowledge checks & study guide
Downloadable guides

Hands-On Practical Skills

Self-paced online Practical Skills training
Advanced hands-on first aid skills including 43-point physical exam
Video & photo skills assignments using friends or coworkers as volunteer "patients"
1:1 detailed assignment feedback from our MD/PhD instructors
Instructor-led live Zoom skills coaching & checkoff

Plus extra resources at no extra cost

Online practical skills study + hands-on assignments & live Zoom checkoff

Learn our 43-point physical exam protocol + practice using everyday items to create splints, tourniquets, compression bandages, cervical collars & more

Online classes teach you to improvise splints, bandages & more with everyday items

Natalie practical skills demo

Hands-on video & photo skills assignments using family or coworkers as volunteer "patients"

Detailed 1:1 feedback from MD/PhD staff on your video and photo submissions

Sample of Survival Med physical exam feedback

Live Zoom coaching & hands-on skills checkoff by our MD/PhD staff

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Wilderness First Aid Curriculum

Via self-paced online classes, 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

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

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)

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

Practice with realistic wilderness emergency scenarios

Learn the decision-making protocols used by emergency responders around the world

Actual course preview

Actual medical case video clip

Includes Survival Med Challenge! Webinars

Recent topics: Head Wounds & Eye Injuries, Fires & Burns, Extreme Heat Emergencies, How To Build Your Wilderness First Aid Kit, What Search & Rescue Wants You To Know

Realistic video medical cases build confidence & know-how

Pick-a-path questions provide instant feedback on your diagnosis & treatment decisions

Live chat with our physician-instructors

Survival Med Wilderness First Aid 16-Hour Certificate

Widely-accepted 2-year certificate

Accepted by National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, National Assn for Search & Rescue, ACA/PaddleSports (American Canoe), mountain rescue teams, ski/beach patrol, SAR teams, local Sierra Club chapters, guide & expedition businesses & many others

NOTE: As a matter of policy, federal & state agencies do not endorse specific wilderness medicine schools or programs.

Extra Resources—At No Extra Cost

University of Utah

Optional free enrollment in Univ. of Utah's Associate in Wilderness Medicine advanced certification program—only through Survival Med!

50+ advanced wilderness medicine podcasts

Free access to 50+ hours of advanced wilderness medicine podcasts—from knocked-out teeth to SAR incident command protocols & more!

Choose your region & enroll now

Enroll below, then book your Practical Skills Zoom session in your course when ready—choose from daytime, evening, weekday & weekend dates

Rocky Mountain National Park
Mountain West

AK, CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY + BC

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Big Sky, Glacier, Denali, Katmai National Parks & more

Vermont's Green Mountains in Northeast US
Northeast

CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the AT, Adirondacks, Acadia, L. Champlain, Moosehead, Cape Cod NS, Blackstone, L. Winnipesaukee, Boston Harbor Islands & more

Utah's Red Mountains and desert in Pacific Northwest US
Pacific West

CA, HI, OR, WA

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Park, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Denali National Park, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park<br>& more

Oklahoma's waterfalls and rocks in Southwest US
Southwest

AZ, NM, OK, TX

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, White Sands National Park, Big Bend National Park, Lake Travis, Guadalupe Mountains National Park & the US deserts and back country

North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park's rocks and rivers in Midwest Plains US
Midwest Plains

IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Badlands, Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Ozarks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Mark Twain National Forest & more

Kentucky hills in Eastern US
Eastern

KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, US eastern coastline & more

Minnesota's Lake Superior
Great Lakes

IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Great Lakes, Boundary Waters, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale National Park, Indiana Dunes National Park & more

Tennessee Natchez Trace forest and creek in Southern US
South

AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Everglades, Bogue Chitto, Kisatchie NF, Little R. Canyon, Dry Tortugas,  Natchez Tr., Chattahoochee R., Gulf Coast & more

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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
Kevin
Grange

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