Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
- Activity Level:
- Minimum Age:
- Learn the basics of wilderness medical treatment
- Two-day 16-hour course
- All necessary equipment, including course materials, is provided
L.L.Bean has partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates, a respected leader in wilderness medical education since 1981. This two-day (16-hour) introductory course presents the basics of wilderness medical treatment and rescue. Both medical professionals and active outdoor enthusiasts without medical training can benefit from this instruction. All necessary equipment, including course materials, is provided. Successful completion of the course requires full attendance and satisfactory performance on written and practical quizzes.
The first day begins with an understanding of how to assess the patient, including an overview of the circulatory, nervous and respiratory systems. Learn to recognize fractures and dislocations. Methods of treatment covered include CPR techniques, stabilization and splints.
Day two covers how to handle a wide range of potential hazards, including: hypothermia, hyperthermia and heat illness; near drowning; frostbite and other cold injuries; lightning and electrical injuries; wounds and burns; anaphylaxis. Rescue techniques include practicing patient carries and awareness of backcountry medicine.
|Freeport, Maine||April 6-7||8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for reservations|
|June 1-2||8 a.m.-6 p.m.|
Note: Be prepared to be outdoors in both warm and cool temperatures, dry or wet, windy or calm conditions. A significant amount of time during the course is spent outdoors.
What to bring:
- Old clothing (long sleeve shirt and long pant/sweats) that you do not mind destroying in simulations
- Pen or pencil
- Water bottle
What we provide:
- All necessary equipment, including course materials