Risk Management

Wilderness First Aid, NASAR and ASHI (2 Day)


Wilderness First Aid will prepare you to recognize and avoid wilderness hazards, learn how to administer first aid with what you have, wound care and improvise medical help such as splinting. You will learn how to prevent and treat problems caused by exposure to heat, cold, altitude, lightning strike, biological hazards and medical conditions that can turn into emergencies. You will also learn how to do a complete assessment of a patient with serious medical problems and then put your skills together in a series of role-playing simulated accidents.

NOTE: Certification cards that are effective for two years from the date of issue will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the course.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Recognize symptoms and administer first aid treatment to victims in the following areas:
    • Physical injuries
      • Shock
      • Wound Care
      • Burns
      • Bones & joints
      • Head & spine
      • Eye & face
      • Chest & abdomen
    • Environmental hazards
      • Heat
      • Hypothermia
      • Submersion incidents
      • Lightning strikes
    • Biological hazards
      • Mosquitoes, ticks, & disease
      • Bees, Wasps, & spiders
      • Venomous Snakes
    • Individual medical problems

Competencies covered in this class: Safety & First Aid

Intended Audience: Public sector employees

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