WMA Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
This WMA certification course is designed for the unique demands of remote settings, introducing you to backcountry medicine and wilderness medical protocols.
THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO A $25 APPLICATION FEE.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Run in collaboration with Wilderness Medical Associates, Wilderness Advanced First Aid introduces you to backcountry medicine and wilderness medical protocols. It is a 40-hour course over four days. Specifically designed for the unique demands of remote settings, this course focuses on three areas. First, you will learn how to treat injuries when you are hours or days from a hospital. Second, you will learn how to give care in extreme environments of cold, heat, or altitude. Finally, this course focuses on working with limited equipment and improvising. The course highlights preventative measures for environmental challenges and over use injuries. This course can also be taken to re-certify your Wilderness First Responder.
To see a sample course outline, click here.
FUNDING & SUPPORT
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase the ability of Canadian residents to access Outward Bound Canada’s impactful programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers funding designed to assist participants and their families with financial barriers to participation. If you would like to learn more, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page.