WMA Staff Member’s Take on the Women’s-Only WFA Class

By: Dollie Chase “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Thirty women made history in Freeport, Maine the weekend of May 18-19 when L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School sponsored Wilderness Medical Associates’ first ever Women’s-Only WFA course. Five years in the making, this course was the brainchild of Sawyer Alberi, a former Flight Medic… Read more »

L.L. Bean to offer Women’s-Only Wilderness First Aid

FREEPORT, ME – L.L. Bean has partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates to offer a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. This course, unlike the standard Wilderness First Aid, is available exclusively for women. WFA training is imperative for people who are looking to experience outdoor adventure, safely, giving you the knowledge and confidence to assess and… Read more »

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 »

WALS Offered During Whitewater Expedition in Hells Canyon

  Winding Waters River Expeditions in Joseph, Oregon is hosting a Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) course through Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) International. The unique course will take place over 6 days on a rafting trip on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, September 4 – 9, 2013. The WALS course is WMA International’s most… Read more »

Lightning Strike Prevention: 7 Things to Remember

Even though summer is coming to an end, lightning remains an ongoing risk. Grand Canyon National Park published reports that between 1997 and 2000, there were 104,294 strikes in the canyons. Before embarking on your adventure, it is important to prepare yourself to avoid such risk. Below are some key things to note to prevent the risk of lightning strike.

WildER Med – Wilderness Medicine Conference

There are a number of wilderness medicine conferences that happen yearly both in North America and abroad that focus on general medical issues in the outdoors as well as more specific themes such as altitude, environmental emergencies, and disasters. The Wilderness Medical Society has done an admirable job of offering and supporting many of these.… 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.

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Want to be Notified of New Courses? Course Subscriber is a service dedicated to notifying students when courses are added to wildmed.com. 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 »