About this Event
Students wishing to renew their WHFR certification can do so by taking the WFA if they were certified inside of 2 years from the start date of this course. Simply select the WHFR Renewal option at checkout, or let us know in an email that you'd like to renew your certification by taking this WFA.
About Our Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
In response to the global pandemic, The Human Path has moved elements of our popular wilderness medicine training into an interactive remote format.
Students will receive an emergency first aid kit that contains trauma first aid gear to complete hands-on training in the ‘practical skills’ portion of the course, all done at home.
The 16-hour WFA course will also include downloadable video modules that step through wilderness medicine foundation skills for remote and post-disaster response. Each section will have progress quizzes and a hands-on skills exercise and assessment.
At the end of the course, there will be a final live skills review and test. Students can choose from scheduled times to show mastery of wilderness first aid skills in a private session with an instructor before taking the final certification exam online. Certification will be issued to students who show competency in those skills and pass the training exam with 80% or higher. Certification is issued through Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), and lasts 2 years from the date of successful passing of the course.
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.
16-Hour WFA certification subjects include:
-Primary and secondary survey
– 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
Students will need:
A web-cam to record proficiency of each skill
A computer with internet connection to watch videos and take assessment quizzes
The Human Path will provide:
60 day enrollment into the WFA interactive course, videos, tutorials, pdfs and learning flash-cards
‘The Emergency Medic’ first aid kit with materials, mailed out prior to the start of the course for use in the skills assessment.
ESCI Wilderness First Aid Field Guide, 2nd Edition
*Students taking the Wilderness Herbal Medicine Module will receive an additional small Herbal Field Kit as well.
Additional Options (add ons/can be taken separately):
Re-Certification Course. Our WFA certification lasts 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course. To maintain the certification, students must re-certify before that time expires.The Re-Certification course can be done remotely, showing competency and skills review to get a renewal card from ECSI andThe Human Path School.
Using plant medicine in the field is our trademark and our specialty. Add an additional 8 hours of training to your certification by learning about and showing proficiency using herbs in the field. Learn the essentials of first aid care while also introducing fundamental plant-medicine concepts that apply to austere or post-disaster environments.
**This module will include a small ‘Herbal Field Kit’ with materials students will use to demonstrate understanding of preparations in remote 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
WFA CERTIFICATION COURSE INFORMATION
Dates: Course access open on June 14th, 2021. Access will close on September 11th, 2021. Materials will ship out on June 14th, 2021.
Registration closes on July 14th, 2021 at 6pm central time.
Skills Testing Date Options (central time zone):
Format: This is an interactive remote learning course. Part 1 is a self-directed study of wilderness medicine topics with skills assessments and testing. Part 2 is a scheduled skills test in a live classroom with an instructor, followed by a final certification exam.
Please review our tuition policy
*There are no refunds or transfers once course materials ship out.
International Shipping: There are additional costs involved with shipping course materials outside of the US. We will reach out to international students individually to organize the payment of those costs. International students are responsible for the expense of shipping their own course materials.
Regular Tuition: $225 for WFA only. (Online processing fees apply)
Check, Money Order, Venmo Discount: $225 for WFA only.(No processing fees)
Cash Discount: $200 for WFA only.
WFA + Herbal First Aid Module: $325 when purchased together as a bundle. (Online processing fees apply)
Check, Money Order, Venmo Discount: $325 for the bundle. (No processing fees)
Cash Discount: $275 for the bundle.
Tuition includes 90 days access to the online classroom and materials shipped within the US.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Human Path School & Herbal Medics Academy, 28218 US HIGHWAY 281 N UNIT 5, San Antonio, United States
USD 225.00 to USD 325.00