Online Wilderness First Aid 16-Hour Certification Course

No Travel • Self-Paced • Hands-On Skills via Video/Photo • Optional Live Zoom Scenarios & Skills Upgrade


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Next General Wilderness First Aid Webinar: Wed 12/20/23 7-9 PM ET • REGISTER IN  YOUR COURSE

Self-paced online Wilderness First Aid + hands-on skills submitted via video & reviewed by medical faculty.

Two Full Years of Unlimited Access From Date of Purchase

Self-paced General Wilderness First Aid video classes cover common injuries & illness + wildlife, terrain, weather & survival skills

Hands-on Practical Skills assignments with detailed 1:1 instructor feedback

Bonus Regional Wilderness First Aid video classes cover region-specific wildlife, weather, terrain & rescue calls

Realistic video scenarios challenge you to assess patients & improvise medical care under pressure

Comprehensive SOAP Note assignment introduces methods used by MDs around the world in emergencies

Knowledge checks & study guide prepare you for certification

Survival Med Challenge! webinars coached by MDs let you practice diagnostic & treatment decisions

Two-year certificate accepted by NASAR, NPS, USFS & many others

Plus extra resources at no extra cost

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Wilderness First Aid Topics Covered

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

Innovative No-Travel Practical Skills Checkoff

Practice using everyday items to control bleeding and stabilize potential injuries

Learn patient assessment techniques plus spinal stabilization, splinting, tourniquets, compression bandaging and more.

Natalie practical skills demo

Submit videos & photos of practical skills using "volunteer patients" & get individual feedback from our medical faculty.

Add Live Zoom Scenarios & Skills Upgrade for $50

90-minute live small-group scenario and skills coaching. Weekday and weekend sessions available. Discussion led by our medical faculty and tailored to participant priorities.


Test your knowledge with realistic wilderness emergency scenarios

Practice the same MARCH, SAMPLE & SOAP protocols used in medical emergencies around the world

Includes Survival Med Challenge! webinars

Recent topics: Head Wounds & Eye Injuries, Fires & Burns, Extreme Heat Emergencies

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!

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Self-Paced Online Study

+ No-Travel Practical Skills Checkoff

Everything in Standard WFA Certification

+ Live Zoom Scenario & Skills Upgrade

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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