WRFA to Advanced WRFA Bridge Course

| Course Details |


DURATION: 20hours

SETTING: OUTSIDE! Mother Nature permitting. Unique to each course scheduled.

SCHEDULING: Unique to each course scheduled.

COMPLETION: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% minimum on exam.

CERTIFICATE: Red Cross Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR-C/AED

VALIDATION: Certificate is valid for 3 years.

RECERTIFICATION: Prior to expiration date you may recertify through our Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Recertification course. Expired certifications must take full course again.

| Pre-Requisites |

• 20hr Wilderness & Remote First Aid (WRFA) (not expired)
• NOTE: If the WRFA course was not issued by Back40, you will need to provide proof of WRFA certification.

| Who is this course for? |

This Bridge course is for anyone wishing to upgrade their 20hr Wilderness & Remote First Aid to the 40hr Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid certification.

Wilderness & Remote First Aid training will:

• Introduce you to the skills & knowledge you need to assess injury or illness when you may not be able to access medical advice or Google.
• Provide some guidance on how to manage situational emergencies and evaluate the need and logistics to evacuate a sick/injured person
• Offer you suggestions on how to improvise bandaging, splinting, and injury care with what you normally would carry
• Give you ample opportunity to practice practical applications of splints, bandages, spinal management and hypothermia wraps
• Challenge your learning through scenarios staged with injuries/illnesses in settings directly correlational to your choice of activity
• Provide conversation on challenges in the backcountry including communications, navigation, short term survival and environmental factors

| Wilderness First Aid (WRFA) vs Standard First Aid (SFA) |

| Red Cross Course Content List |

Because the participant will have a WRFA certification already, this bridge course will continue on and expand on the base knowledge they obtained from the WRFA. Specifically:

1. Helmet Removal
- Proper assessment and decision making
- Skills for a variety of helmets including full face helmets, climbing helmets, bike helmets, etc.
- Continuing care and spinal precautions after removal
2. Re-Aligning Fractures and Re-Setting Dislocations
- Proper assessment and decision making
- Proper mechanisms to attempt realignment
- Advanced immobilization techniques / splinting
- Continuing care
3.Complicating & Traumatic Injury Management
- Femoral fracture treatment
- Hip / pelvic injuries
- Long term care of traumatic injuries
- Moving patients with traumatic injuries
4. Extended Care Scenarios
- Planning evacuations
- Group health management
- Patient monitoring and extended care
- Moving patients over extended distances
5. Complicating Scenarios
- AWRFA allows for more time spent on more complicated and longer duration scenarios

Back40 customizes the class itinerary for each course based on the participant needs and prior skill level. Most of our AWRFA courses will also include an overnight component so that students may practice scenarios in the dark. When possible, we may assist you in evacuation planning strategies, navigation basics, communication strategies, and group management skills.

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