Wilderness Advanced First Aid – Vierumäki

Outward Bound® Finland has been organizing Wilderness First Aid courses with Wilderness Medical Associates since 1999 around Finland. WMA courses are highly valued among the outdoor professionals.

 

Description and objectives of the training

 

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course differs significantly from standard Red Cross courses and other programs that are oriented toward the urban environment. This course teaches what to do with a medical emergency when help is kilometers or hours away and calling 112 is difficult. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment.

 

The trainers of the course have vast experience in different rescue organizations and they are familiar with circumstances typical in Finland. The official amount of instruction is 38 hours. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to practical hands-on sessions. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments.There is an exam at the end of the course and all students who successfully complete the test, will receive WAFA certification card and WMA degree which are well-known and appreciated in Finland as well as across the world. These cerfitications remain valid for three years. Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a grade of 80% or better on final written exam. Course is held in English and also all the materials are in English.

 

 After WAFA you can participate on Bridge course  and you will be able to upgrade yourself into Wilderness First Responder.  This year Bridge course is held 18-21.11.2019 in Vierumäki. 

 

Prices

 

Package A

Includes teaching, all the  equipment needed during the course, study material, lunches and dinners -starting on lunch till last day’s lunch. Package A does not include accommodation. 

450€/person

 

Package B 

Includes accommodation teaching, all the  equipment needed during the course, study material, lunches and dinners -starting on lunch till last day’s lunch. 

545€/person

 

Enrollment and enquiries

 

Fill in the enrollment form before 1.10.2019.

Let us know if you take package A or B when you register to the course. Enrollment is guaranteed in terms of cancelling. You will be sent an info letter after the last enrollment day, invoice will be sent after the course.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us; toimisto@outwardbound.fi, +358 40 50500355

www.outwardbound.fi/en/courses/wilderness-first-aid-courses

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 14.11.2019 - 17.11.2019

Place: Vierumäki

Price: 545 € / person

Outward Bound Finland enrollment form

Remember that by sending the enrollment form you commit to participate for the course and there are terms for cancelling in our courses that you can read about from the course information.

Before you book your flights, please wait that we contact you from OBF and confirm that there will be enough
participants for the course and we will run it.

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