Bridge to WFR
Additional training to complete your First Responder Certification
- 595 Canadian dollars$595
- Fenlands Arena Banff
The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMS Upgrade students may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. **If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS Upgrade certification it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.** Description This course is presented in 36 to 40 hours over 4 days. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning Included Materials: The following teaching materials are provided by WMA International at no additional cost: The Field Guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A practical guide for the basic and advanced practitioner WFR Class Notes Wilderness Medicine Workbook SOAP Notebook Certifications: All eligible students who successfully complete the WAFA to WFR Bridge course will receive WMA International’s Wilderness First Responder certification including anaphylaxis, and LS/Healthcare Provider-Level CPR or equivalent. All WMA International certifications remain valid for three years. This certification can be used to challenge the DOT First Responder Exam, which is at the discretion of the local or state EMS authorities. The course is registered for 36 hours of continuing education credit at the First Responder level through CAPCE. Prerequisites: Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification within three years of the Bridge course. Unlike other training providers, our instructors are licensed medical professionals as well as outdoor professionals. Our instructors are not just reciting information but relaying personal experience.
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806 800 Larch Place, Canmore, AB, Canada