Learn Backcountry First Aid

Use this quick guide to determine what type of backcountry first aid training you need.
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Use this quick guide to determine what type of backcountry first aid training you need.

Upgrade your skills with our online Wilderness First Aid Basics class! Learn to conquer common problems and handle emergencies with grace. Start it instantly, complete it at your own pace, access it forever. Sign up now!

AIMU_WildernessFirstAidBasics

The right skills could save your life, says Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg, editor of Wilderness Medicine magazine. Here's where to start.

Basic

Only falls and drowning kill more hikers than heart attacks, so get CPR certified by the Red Cross or American Heart Association.

Intermediate

Learn to manage accident scenes, improvise splints, and treat hypothermia during a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course.

Expert

Geared towards guides, rescuers volunteers, and far-ranging backpackers, the weeklong Wilderness First Responder (WFR) concludes with an all-day simulated rescue.

Info soloschools.com, nols.edu, wildmed.com