Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Wilderness First Aid Certification Course - Step 1

    • Fall 2021 WFA Certification Syllabus

    • A Note on Assignment Submission

    • How to Submit Assignments with Slack

    • Part 2: Live Skills Sessions / Information

  • 2

    WFA and WHFA Certification

    • Requirements

  • 3

    1 - First On The Scene ...

    • Video: WFA Boundaries & Legal Guidelines (10:16)

    • Video: Scene Safety (13:14)

    • PDF Slideshow-First On The Scene

    • Assessment: Wilderness Response Basics

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    2 - The Primary Survey

    • Video - Medic Terminology Part 1 (9:45)

    • Video - Medic Terminology Part 2 (4:04)

    • Video - Protecting the C Spine (11:55)

    • Video - Expose the wound and Must-Have Equipment (6:18)

    • Video - A primary survey scenario scene (9:01)

    • Video - Primary Survey Overview (3:15)

    • PDF Slideshow - The Primary Survey

    • Assessment: Primary Survey Basics

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    3 - Introduction to Shock

    • Shock Lecture (18:23)

    • Shock Slideshow

    • Assessment: Shock

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    4 - Infection & Wound Management in the field

    • Types of Wounds (7:51)

    • Healing Stages & Colors (8:34)

    • Infection Signs (10:52)

    • Infection Vs Inflammation (5:55)

    • ASIF (9:18)

    • Venous Vs Arterial Bleeding (1:39)

    • Closing a Wound in the field (7:05)

    • Irrigation & Closure Methods (13:36)

    • Closure Device Examples (2:47)

    • PDF - Infection & Wound Management Slides

    • Assessment: Infection & Wound Managment

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    Wave 1 - Video Demos

    • Wave 1 Demo - Pulse Locations (6:18)

    • Wave 1 Demo 2 - CSM (4:30)

    • Wave 1 Demo 3 - Vital Signs Part 1 (4:01)

    • WFA Demo 4 - Vital Signs 2 (3:51)

    • WFA Demo 5 - Positioning & Primary Survey (6:49)

    • WFA Demo 6 - Rolling the patient (3:22)

    • WFA Demo 7 - Secondary Survey 1 (4:08)

    • WFA Demo 8 - Primary Survey Thorax (2:48)

    • WFA Demo 9 - Primary Survey Abdomen (3:51)

    • WFA Demo 10 - Extremities (3:04)

    • WFA Demo 11 - Back Check (1:20)

    • WFA Demo 12 - The C-Collar (5:59)

  • 8

    Wave 1 - Practical Skills Test

    • Wave 1 - Instructions

    • Wave 1 - Required Skills Assessment

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    5 - Trauma Injuries - Extremities

    • Video: Open and Closed Fractures (11:30)

    • Video - Splinting for Fractures (3:28)

    • Video: Dislocations (9:02)

    • Video: The treatment for dislocations (5:54)

    • PDF Extremities Slideshow

    • Assessment: Extremities

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    6 - Trauma Injuries - The Head

    • Video - Medic Terminology (8:09)

    • Video - Level of Consciousness (3:43)

    • Video - Types & Signs of Head Injuries (3:49)

    • Video - What happens in a skull fracture (6:05)

    • Video - Treatment for head and neck injuries (14:57)

    • PDF Head Wounds Slideshow

    • Assessment: Head Wounds

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    7 - Trauma Injuries - The Thorax

    • Video - Thorax Injuries: Bruised Ribs (8:33)

    • Video - Thorax: Penetration Injuries (4:53)

    • Video - Thorax: Pneumothorax (5:33)

    • PDF - Chest Injuries Slideshow

    • Assessment: Chest Injuries

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    8 - Trauma Injuries - The Abdomen

    • Video - Introduction to abdominal injuries (3:16)

    • Video - Abdominal Landmarks & Palpatation

    • Video - Spleen & Liver Lacerations & Seatbelt Syndrome (5:38)

    • Video - Abdominal Eviscerations (2:24)

    • Video - Acute Abdominal Emergencies (5:15)

    • Video - Treatment of Abdominal Injuries (4:18)

    • PDF - Abdominal Trauma Slideshow

    • Assessment: Abdominal Injuries

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    Wave 2 - Video Demos

    • WFA Demo 13 - Traditional Tourniquets (5:08)

    • WFA Demo 14 - Improvised Tourniquet (7:42)

    • WFA Demo 15 - Introduction to Compression Bandages (4:51)

    • WFA Demo 16 - Improvised Compression Bandages (3:26)

    • WFA Demo 17 - Compression Bandage Tutorial (5:32)

    • WFA Demo 18 - Occlusive Dressings (8:58)

  • 14

    Wave 2 - Practical Skills Test

    • Wave 2 - Instructions

    • Wave 2 - Required Skills Assessment

  • 15

    Wave 3 Demo AND Practical Skills Test

    • Video: Introduction to Ankle Taping & Ottawa Rules (6:15)

    • Video: Step 1 - Anchor & Basket Weave (7:28)

    • Video: Step 2 - Explaining the Basket Weave Process (3:11)

    • Video: Step 3 - Tutorial for the Heel Lock (2:34)

    • Video: Step 4 - Demonstrating the Heel Lock (3:34)

    • INSTRUCTIONS: Wave 3 Practical Skills Test

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    9 - Environmental Injuries

    • Video - Heat Injuries (14:41)

    • Video - Cold Weather Injuries (24:47)

    • Video - Altitude Illness (13:21)

    • Video - Envenomation: Arachnids (11:52)

    • Video - Envenomation: Pit Vipers & Stinging Insects (13:29)

    • Assessment: Environmental Injuries

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    Wave 4 Video Demos

    • WFA Video 18 - The Sling (9:17)

    • WFA Demo 19 - Upper Extremity Splinting (5:10)

    • WFA Demo 20 - Lower Extremity Splinting

    • Wave 4 Required Skills Test

  • 18

    Wave 5 Video Demo

    • Laceration Wound Care: Steri-Strips (2:25)

    • Steri Strips Equipment (1:58)

    • Step 1: Irrigation of the wound (4:18)

    • Step 2: Applying Steri-Strips over a wound (4:57)

    • INSTRUCTIONS: Wave 5 Practical Skills Test

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    Final test for WFA

    • Before you take the final test...

    • WFA Final Test

  • 20

    WFA Final Scenario - Fall 2021

    • WFA Live Final Test - October 28th, 2021 - Video Recording (1:05:41)

    • WFA Live Testing - November 10th, 2021 (1 hr, 16 min)