About this event:
GCA is working with Landmark Learning to bring a WFA class to the Atlanta area on Feb 25-26
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
The WFA course is ideal for guides and trip leaders on 1-2 day outings. This 2-day course (with optional evening of CPR) gives 16 hours of contact time in a learning setting. Teaching methods include an emphasis on didactic lectures and hands-on, experiential workshops and scenarios. Your rescue gear needs to be packed and ready to go at any moment throughout the course. Please refer to and follow the WFA Rescue Gear Checklist closely, and contact us with any questions you may have. Either AHA or WMI CPR for adults and children can be available the evening before the WFA begins for an additional cost, if arranged by the course host. Both courses follow the 2010 curriculum guidelines set by the AHA. The AHA course is street-based in content and skills taught. WMI’s CPR course bridges the AHA curriculum to skills needed in a remote setting. CPR is not required in order to complete the WFA course or to make your WFA certification valid – it is a complimentary certification that will enhance your WFA experience.
Bad things happen outdoors and usually in bad weather! So, be prepared for the weather…dress in layers that you can remove indoors or in the sun, and layer up when we go outside. Full rain protection is a necessity, both rain tops and pants. Your comfort and ability to pay attention during this intense course will be helped if you stay well-hydrated and have snacks on hand to munch during class. There is no exam for this course. Certification is based on student participation and instructor observation. WFR Recerts will be required to take a 50 question test and must score 70% or better. WFR Recerts will also need to complete a practical exam during the course. The course ends near 5PM on the last day with any required exams, student evaluations of the experience, and graduation. Please do not make travel plans that require an earlier departure or you will have to make alternative testing arrangements at a later course.
CERTIFICATIONS RECEIVED: WMI Wilderness First Aid certification
Certifications are current for two years.
The cost is $200 for GCA members. There are no refunds once you sign up, but you can sell your seat to another person if you cannot make it.
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CPR will be offered separately on Saturday evening, Feb 25, for an additional cost of $50.