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Advanced Wilderness First Aider


Intermediate level CPR & first aid for outdoor recreation and wilderness professionals who work closer to professional EMS.
Not the standard urban first aid training. The Advanced Wilderness First Aider course teaches participants how to respond to possible life-threatening emergencies and serious medical problems commonly encountered in the wilderness environment. The course practicals and scenarios are entirely wilderness oriented and many of the sessions take place outdoors. The course is very practical and intensive.

This course offers a higher level of training than the Wilderness First Aider course and is aimed at more serious adventure travelers and wilderness professionals who require a high level of training but are still closer to EMS response such as lodge based guides and supported trekking guides, etc.


If you are a high level remote operational adventure or nature guide we recommend you look at the Wilderness First Responder course.
Topics covered:
Introduction to wilderness first aid & legal issues in wilderness first aid
Basic principles of first aid and safety, scene management
Anatomy and physiology, patient assessment
Intermediate CPR, AED, choking, shock, unconsciousness and fainting
Head and spinal injury
Wounds, bleeding, dressings and bandages, infection control
Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations, splints
Improvising splinting and traction

Emergency childbirth

Seizures and epilepsy

Cardiac conditions
Hypothermia, hyperthermia and other environmental conditions
Allergies and allergic reactions

Bites and stings
Water emergencies
Patient lifting, self-extrication and transport
Wilderness medicine

Incident management
Calling for HELP in the wilderness

Course facts:



  48 Hours - typically 6 full days

  Custom programmes available


  SA Department of Labour


  NQF Level 3 aligned certificate 

        valid for 3 years

  WMX Adv. Wilderness First Aider


  Single booking: R6500.00pp

  Group prices on request


  Tuition; quality course notes;

  CPR pouch;  training equipment

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