Kursen arrangeras av NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) och är obligatorisk för scoutledare i bland annat USA. Informationen är tagen från deras hemsida.
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Taught by seasoned instructors in a two or two and a half day format, most WFA courses are held on a weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Certification: Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification. If applicable, you will also earn a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years.