Online Wilderness First Aid: Great Lakes

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

+ Bonus WFA class specific to MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, & OH

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

Wilderness First Aid Certification for the Great Lakes

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
$35$69$119
90-day course access
Widely accepted two-year certification
Satisfaction Guarantee
GENERAL WILDERNESS FIRST AID
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
PRACTICAL SKILLS
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 Great Lakes WFA Topics

Great Lakes - ice

Locations

The Great Lakes, Boundary Waters, Mississippi & Ohio River Valleys, the Corn Belt, plus hills & lowlands bordering the eastern Midwest

National Parks & Forests like Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale, Indiana Dunes, Huron-Manistee National Forest & more

Plus popular State Parks, lakes, rivers & recreation areas

Great Lakes rescue

Hazards & Rescue Calls

Blizzards, frostbite, hypothermia & afterdrop, ice rescues & other lake dangers

Black bears, wolves, Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes, poisonous toads  (Eastern American & Fowler's), Brown Recluse & Black Widow spiders, ticks, mosquitoes & more

Giardia, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, hantavirus  & 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
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