Winter Wilderness First Aid Certification – Denver
Winter Wilderness First Aid Course – 3 days
This is a 24 hour course taught over 3 days (8 hours per day) and includes both a conventional 16-Hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) as well as more than 8 hours of herbal first aid training. CityWILD of Denver, CO is hosting this course taught by Sam Coffman.
Herbal First Aid information is integrated into the curriculum every day in order to create a holistic model of remote or post-disaster care that emphasizes the essentials of first aid care while also introducing fundamental plant-medicine concepts that apply to austere or post-disaster environments.
This tuition for this course includes two books:
“Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations” 3rd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Press
“The Herbal Medic” Practical use of herbs for home, remote or post-disaster environments, by Sam Coffman
16-Hour WFA certification subjects include:
Primary and secondary survey
Extrication – Field expedient methods for moving a victim, basic knot/lashing concepts
Diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life-threatening situations
Splinting & bandaging plus ankle and knee stabilization for walking
High altitude injuries, heat and cold injuries
Disease and infection
Snake and insect bites & stings
Water purification & fluid replacement
First Responder planning, building first aid kits and more
Water rescue, extrication & evacuation
Immersion & submersion injuries and incidents
Basic rope & knot work for water environments
Herbal First Aid subjects include:
Fundamental herbal care concepts – the necessary shift in thinking
Wound Care and Infection Management using herbs
Injury, shock, pain and herbs
Respiratory herbal first response
Gastrointestinal herbal first response
Urinary herbal first response
Planning, preparing and administering herbs
Hands-on training and practice is emphasized very strongly throughout this 3-day intensive.
The certification testing for ECSI is both hands-on (done as teams) and a written test.
Wilderness first aid certification is provided by ECSI, which is created, endorsed and underwritten by the American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
A national ECSI certification card is issued which is valid for 2 years.