Scope of Practice: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

As you may know, a number of people from a variety of wilderness training organization wrote a Scope of Practice (SOP) document in 2010 for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses.  The intent was to clearly articulate what we believe to be the intended audience of such a course and what a graduate of a 16 hour WFA should be trained… Read more »

UNE offers Wilderness Medical Elective

Wilderness Medical Elective July 16-24 2012 Highland Plantation, ME Claybrook Mountain Lodge Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) International has teamed up with University of New England to offer the Wilderness Medical Elective. Unlike traditional medical courses, WMA International provides a practical approach when environments are hostile and equipment and personnel are limited. The elective is tailored… Read more »

Newly Revised: Wilderness Medicine Field Guides

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised, spiral-bound Field Guide of Wilderness & Rescue Medicine and the fold-out Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Guide. Each reflects our understanding of current advances in the medicine utilized in wilderness and low-resource settings; while both retain their simplicity and practical utility.

Course Subscriber: Receive notifications when courses are added

Want to be Notified of New Courses? Course Subscriber is a service dedicated to notifying students when courses are added to You choose the criteria: Type of course, the distance you are willing to travel, and dates that work with your schedule. This is a useful tool if you want to know when viable… Read more »

Wilderness First Responder to the Rescue

Jack, a Wilderness First Responder from Ohio, sent us this amazing story. “Hi there. Just wanted thank Wilderness Medical Associates (especially Phil, Robin, and Stephen) for their great instruction in last January’s Wilderness First Responder course at the University of Alabama. This summer, I utilized my skills in the backcountry to treat many routine issues,… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: Belize

Where’s the Man?: Belize Here is the man (with me) in front of and inside Actun Tunichil Muknal, a 3.5 mile long Mayan Cave in Belize in the San Ignacio Cayo. The ATM is a national archeological site and considered a “living museum” with over 1500 Mayan artifacts inside including 14 skeletons from sacrafices. 2nd… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: Pacific Crest Trail, WA

Where’s the Man?: Pacific Crest Trail, WA WMA-certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR),  LT, sent us this photo of him cruising along with the man alongside the caption below. Thank you for making the trails a better place! “The man soaring over White Pass, Washington.  He joined my crew and I as we performed 6 months… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: Anchorage, AK

Where’s the Man?: Anchorage, AK Jerimiah was putting “The Man” hard at work while rebuilding Rome for his vacation bible school. Jerimiah is a medical missionary and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder. Send in Your Photos! Send an email to with a picture of you wearing your ‘Where’s the Man?’ t-shirt alongside… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: Golan Heights of Northern Israel

Where’s the Man?: Golan Heights of Northern Israel Kevin Z., a WMA certified Wilderness First Responder, was hiking the Golan Trail and decided to take this photo of him next to a minefield (yes, a minefield). I don’t know if this would go beyond the first triangle in the Patient Assessment system. Send in Your… Read more »