First Aid Courses
INVALUABLE FIRST AID AND MOUNTAINEERING KNOWLEDGE
2023 Course Dates
WAFA: 13-16 October
WFR Bridge: 9-12 November
(Private courses available to book for groups of 10+)
Courses with Imagine & Wildmed
Learn how to think critically during emergencies in a wilderness setting
For these medical courses, we partner with Wilderness Medical Associates. WMA has set the standard in wilderness medicine for over 30 years. Their thought-provoking curriculum is updated by a group of healthcare professionals and is recognised around the world.
For outdoor enthusiasts, remote professionals and wilderness leaders looking to develop their first aid knowledge and leadership skills, this Taipei based course covers a new cutting edge curriculum with practical skills trained in a classroom / outdoor setting in Taipei and access to an e-learning platform.
An entry-level course designed to teach essential first aid skills that can be used in remote settings for days or weeks.
Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**
Day 1 -Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support
Day 2 – Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills
Day 3 – Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills
Day 4 – Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion
This course is scheduled for 4-days or 36 to 40 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years. The course is registered for 36 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE.
First Aid Workshop: NT$4,100
First Aid Workshop Summary
Wilderness First-aid Workshop is a one day (8 hours long) experiential learning course. The program’s goals are to equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills of Wilderness Survival, Basic Concept of Wilderness Medicine and Basic Life Support (CPR included).
The program also will focus on common medical problems people will encounter in the wilderness setting. This course is intended for non-medical professionals such as people going on short trips (family group) or outdoor enthusiasts. It is the ideal choice for summer camp/family trip. Parents can attend the course with kids and improve their safety skills during trips and outdoor activities. The workshop is taught by WMAI certificated instructors, who share a lot of experience of patient caring and outdoor.
- This program is 8 hours in length and delivered over 1 full day. Graduated students will get International CPR Certification, Wilderness Protocol Certification and Wilderness First-aid Certification signed by WMAI.
- Workshop certification includes International CPR, is valid for 3 years. Students can re-certificate the Workshop by attending the course again. Or they can choose to attend the standardized courses of WMAI (WFA, WAFA, WFR etc.) Graduates from these courses will get an upgraded certification, which has CPR Certification and more skills.
The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMS Upgrade students may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. **If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS Upgrade certification it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**
Day 1: Registration/Introduction; Review Pre-course Study Packet; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory/Respiratory Systems; PAS Drills; Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provider-level CPR)
Day 2: Quiz/Case Studies Review; Nervous System; Spine Management; Musculoskeletal; PAS Drill; Dislocations; Patient Immobilization; Litter Carries and Belays; PAS Drills
Day 3: Quiz/Case Studies Review; Emergency Childbirth; Allergy & Anaphylaxis; Altitude or Diving; Frostbite; Near Drowning; Search and Rescue; Traction Splints; Improvised Litters; Simulation and Debrief
Day 4: Case Study Review; Backcountry Medicine; Toxins; Medical Kits; PAS Drills; Written Test; Skills Testing; Conclusion
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