Wilderness Medical Associates International has been teaching practical medicine to people who work in remote and difficult environments. The core curriculum is designed to provide the skills and insight needed to improvise, adapt, and exercise reasonable judgment at any level of medical training. Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Our cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.Please visit www.wildmed.com or https://wmacanada.com for more information.
Wilderness First Aid (2 days) Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (4 days)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.
Wilderness First Responder (7 days)The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.
Bridge (WAFA to WFR) 4 daysThe 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.
How to book a course: Please contact WMA Canada to book a course or see Canadian course listings. If you are looking for a local course, have a group ready or have any questions about requesting me as the instructor, please reach out HERE.