Hybrid Wilderness First Aid: Mountain West U.S.

Webinar + Self-Paced Videos • Hands-On Practical Skills Classes

+ Bonus WFA class specific to AK, MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, & CO


Next General Wilderness First Aid Webinar: Wed. 5/29/24 7-9 PM ET • REGISTER IN  YOUR COURSE

Wilderness First Aid Certification for the Mountain West U.S.

Choose the Wilderness First Aid course best for you:

Outdoor First Aid & Safety BasicsWilderness First Aid + Video Skills Assignments16-Hour WFA + Live Zoom Skills Coaching & Checkoff
Best forNearby locations, reliable cell service, help within 2 hoursRemote locations, extended trips, spotty cell service, help hours or days awayAdds maximum skills coaching, hands-on practice & instructor feedback
90-day course access
Widely accepted two-year certification
Satisfaction Guarantee
Self-paced general & regional WFA video classes, Challenge! webinars, guides, podcasts, free U of Utah advanced certification access
Medical scenarios with SOAP Note assignments, knowledge checks, quizzes, study guides
Self-paced core practical skills videos on splints, tourniquets, compression bandages, cervical collars, etc.
Advanced practical skills videos teach 43-point patient assessment & physical exam protocol
Video & photo hands-on practical skills assignments
Live Zoom instructor-led practical skills coaching & hands-on checkoff
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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

Special Mountain West WFA Topics

Zion National Park, UT


Sierra Nevada, Rockies, East Cascades, Mojave, Desert, Great Basin Desert, High Desert, Painted Desert, San Rafael Desert, San Luis Valley, & Colorado River Valley

Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Grand Teton, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Big Sky, Glacier & other national parks

Popular state parks, forests, lakes, rivers & recreation areas

Mountain rescue helicopter

Hazards & Rescue Calls

Heat stroke, dehydration, getting lost & finding water; winter storm survival, avalanches, cold exposure, hypothermia & afterdrop, photokeratitis; altitude illness including AMS, HACE & HAPE, falls, & mountain & desert rescues

Lightning & wildfires, landslides, rock falls, flash floods & drownings, hot springs thermal injury

Moose, deer & elk, bighorn sheep, grizzly & black bears, bison, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, plus Mojave, Midget-Faced, Western & Pacific, Prairie, Desert Massasauga, yellow & speckled rattlers; black widow & brown recluse spiders, scorpions

Giardia, Q Fever, chronic wasting disease, hantavirus, bubonic plague & more

Unfiltered customer reviews

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