Online Wilderness First Aid: Pacific West U.S.

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

+ Bonus WFA class specific to CA, HI, OR, WA, & BC (Canada)


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

Wilderness First Aid Certification for the Pacific 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 Pacific West WFA Topics

Columbia River Gorge


Puget Sound, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Willamette River Valley, Klamath Falls, Trinity River Basin, San Francisco Bay area, CA Central Valley, the redwood forests, Mojave Desert & Pacific Coast

National parks & monuments in the US & Canada like Mt. Hood, Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Redwoods, Crater Lake, Olympic, Mt. Rainier, Hawaii Volcanoes & more

Plus Redwoods & other popular state parks, forests & more


Hazards & Rescue Calls

Tides, rip currents, sneaker waves, cold water shock, tsunamis, flash floods & drowning; wildfires, earthquakes, landslides & rockslides; blizzards, avalanches, hypothermia & frostbite, photokeratitis; heat exposure, heat stroke & dehydration PLUS getting lost, finding & treating water

Elk, black & grizzly bears, mountain lions, coyotes, mountain goats, Mojave Green, N./S. Pacific & Red/Western Diamondback rattlers, sidewinders, bark scorpions, bats, black widow spiders, ticks, mosquitoes, neurotoxic newts, sea snakes, sharks, lionfish, rays, moon jellies, lion's mane, etc.

Giardia, California encephalitis, rabies, tick-borne diseases, hantavirus, poison oak & 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

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