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Online Wilderness First Aid: Colorado

Know what to do when help is more than a phone call away.

$35

Interactive & self-paced video format available worldwide for all ages

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Be ready when family & friends need aid

“I was on a hike with my five-year-old cousin when he was stung by a bee and had an anaphylactic reaction. I am so glad I took your WFA course. I was able to help him take both doses of his epi pen, something I learned from you guys. You helped me save his life..”
~M. Hein

Refresh or recertify first aid & SARTECH Level 3

“I’ve been in the military for 30 years, so I didn’t think there was much I would get out of a class like this. My wife made me sit and watch with her. I have to say, I was pretty humbled. I got most of the scenarios wrong. She thought it was funny. Thank you for making such an affordable option.”
~John B.

Expand medical & first-responder know-how

“I’ve been an RN for 33 years in critical care, ICU, and emergency. This course provided so much valuable information. Medicine in the wilderness is just not the same as saving a life in the hospital. I highly recommend it whether you have decades of medical experience or none at all.”
~Tania R.

Taught by wilderness medicine physicians, first responders and search & rescue leaders

Includes 60 days of unlimited access to:

Next interactive webinar with live chat:

Tues., Nov. 29, 2022: 7-9 PM ET

Tues., Dec. 6, 2022: 7-9 PM ET

Thurs., Dec. 15, 2022: 7-9 PM ET

What You'll Learn

Injury Assessment & Basic Life Support

Mountain bike crash

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

Common Outdoor Medical Problems

Colorado Rockies climbing

Muscle injuries, broken bones & wounds; impalements, finger amputations & dental injuries; life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)

Terrain, Temperature & Weather Hazards

Frostbitten toe

Dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps & heat stroke; hypothermia, frostbite & non-freezing cold injuries; forest fires, lightning & burns; flash floods, riptides & drowning; avalanches & earthquakes; acute mountain & altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE)

Wildlife Attacks & Injuries

Bull moose

Grizzlies, black bears & mountain lions; snakes & scorpions; venomous bites, stings, & rabies prevention; communicable & waterborne diseases

Basic Survival Skills

Colorado Springs

Trip-planning to reduce risk; avoiding getting lost & how to signal for rescue; finding and treating water for safe drinking

Includes special Colorado topics:

Moose, bears, mountain lions, snakes & other Colorado wildlife

Common rescue calls & injuries in the Rocky Mountains & other Colorado parks

Colorado-specific communicable & waterborne diseases

Getting lost & rescue signaling in the mountains

Hands-on Skills Practice

Basic life support & patient assessment
Dressing a wound
Using pressure to control bleeding
Tying a tourniquet
CPR & the Heimlich maneuver
Improvising a neck brace
Improvising a splint
Improvising a hypothermia wrap

…using your own everyday items as you watch the Practical Skills videos.

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Wilderness First Aid Certificate Requirements

Wilderness First Aid Certificate

Certification requirements

Survival Med Faculty

Dr. Natalie Bonthius in a snowy forest

Natalie Bonthius, MD

  • Emergency Medicine Physician, UHS-Southern California
  • Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) Candidate
  • Certified Advanced Wilderness and Expedition Provider (AWEP)
  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Board Member, International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Dr. Richard Ingebretsen

Richard Ingebretsen, MD PhD

  • Clinical Instructor, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Program Director, University of Utah “Wild Med U” Program
  • Medical Director, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
  • Former Associate Dean of Students Affairs, University of Utah College of Science
  • Founder, Glen Canyon Institute, Wilderness Medicine of Utah & River Bound Adventures
  • Vice-Chair of Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Firefighter/EMT Kevin Grange

Kevin Grange

  • Firefighter/Paramedic, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Grand Teton National Park
  • Award-winning author of Wild Rescues, Lights and Sirens, & Beneath Blossom Rain
  • Graduate of UCLA’S renowned Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program
Dr. Robert Scanlon

Robert Scanlon, MD

  • Board-Certified Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine Physician
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Founder, Somnopath, LLC & Medical Media Consulting