Wilderness First Responder (WFR )

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.
Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

College Credit:
3-4 semester credits are available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities.

Continuing Education Units:
This course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the (CECBEMS).
Active members of the Wilderness Medical Society may earn up to 55 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). There is an additional fee of $15 for students requesting these credits. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.
This course is approved by the to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.

Course Outline
The 80-hour Wilderness First Responder course is the industry standard.


Topics include:

  1. Patient Assessment System
  2. Documentation
  3. Medical Legal
  4. CPR
  5. Spinal Cord Injuries
  6. Long-term Patient Care
  7. Chest Injuries
  8. Shock
  9. Head Injuries
  10. Wilderness Wound Management
  11. Athletic Injuries
  12. Fracture Management and Traction Splinting
  13. Dislocations
  14. Cold Injuries
  15. Heat Illness
  16. Altitude Illness
  1. Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies
  2. Abdominal Emergencies
  3. Mental Health Emergencies
  4. Bites, Stings and Poisoning
  5. Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  6. Diabetes
  7. Search and Rescue
  8. Leadership, Teamwork and Communication
  9. Communicable Disease
  10. Lightning
  11. Submersion
  12. Urinary and Reproductive System Issues
  13. Medical Decision-Making
  14. Common Wilderness Medical Problems
  15. Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits


More Info:

The total price of the course is $1200 and it includes:

Course conducted by WMI NOLS instructors from USA with the assistance of Dr. Nima Namgyal sherpa, High altitude medicine specialist.
Two nights stay in Kathmandu on B&B basis
Transportation service to and from the training site to Kathmandu
Accommodation (Tent) on a full board basis (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
All training equipment and stationery
Airport shuttle for international participants

Location - Kakani international training center

Kakani International Training Center was initiated to involve scouts from Nepal and all over the World. It is located in Kakani Village Development Community, Ward No.6, Nuwakott District. It is about 25 km from Katmandu, NorthWest, at an altitude of 2000 meters above see level.

The journey from Kathmandu is about 1 and half hour depending on traffic.

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