Backpacker First Aid (ONLINE)

  • General Academics
Dec 02 2020
Dec 03 2020
BWFA Online
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed6:00 - 10:00 pm
  5. Thu6:00 - 10:00 pm
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat 



Cost: $30.00


Dates: 5 Dec 2020

Time: 9:00am to 5:00PM EST


The great outdoors is a wild and wonderful place. The great outdoors offers us many different things to enjoy! Everything from the trees and animals to some of the more high-risk activities such as rock climbing and rafting! If you like to take mini day adventures, or longer overnight ones, having some basic first aid skills for that environment is essential to your safety. It is estimated that over 200,000 people are injured each year in the U.S. while engaging in outdoor activities. Making your odds of encountering one or having one yourself, very high.

Backpacker First Aid course is an 8-hour course that is completely lecture and discussion based. The course was designed to take some known basic firs aid skills, or teach those same basic skills, and then teach the participant how they apply to the wilderness setting. This course teaches some of the lasts in basic care and covers the following topics:
-        Wilderness vs. Urban Medicine
-        Medical and Legal Considerations
-        Intro to Patient Assessment
-        Bleeding Control & Shock
-        Spinal & Facial Injuries
-        Chest & Abdominal Injuries
-        Wound Care & Burns
-        Bone & Joint injuries
-        Heat & Cold Related Emergencies
-        Altitude Illnesses
-        Bites & Stings
-        Medical Emergencies

This online course provides a live-in person experience from the comfort of your own home. Allowing you to ask questions, engage with other participants, and still be able to socially distance while learning! The Backpacker First Aid Course should be an essential part of your outdoor kit!

To complete the course, you must be present for all 8-hours of the program. You must turn in a completed course evaluation. Upon course completion you will receive a course certificate in the mail within 2-3 weeks of course completion. The course certificate is good for 2 years. To renew the certificate, you must take the program again, either online or in-person.

Class dates

12/02/2020, 12/03/2020

Additional services and fees

Adventure Medical Kit $100.00
Backpacker First Aid Certification $55.00
Minimalist First Aid Kit $65.00

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 100

Registration period

Registration starts on 10/05/2020 and ends on 12/01/2020.

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