Online Wilderness First Responder Recertification

No Travel • Self-Paced Online Study • Innovative Hands-On Skills


Eligibility: Any WFR certificate which is current or expired no more than one year ago.

Next General Wilderness First Aid Webinar: Thu. 8/1/24 7-9 PM ET • REGISTER IN  YOUR COURSE

Two-Year WFR Recertification for Any Current Wilderness First Responder Certificate

This efficient and affordable no-travel WFR & Wilderness EMT refresher taught by ER doctors updates your wilderness medicine know-how, refreshes your hands-on skills & recertifies you for two years.

ELIGIBILITY: Any WFR certificate which is current or expired no more than one year ago.

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Two Full Years of Unlimited Access From Date of Purchase

Self-paced Wilderness First Aid video classes cover common injuries & illness + wildlife, terrain, weather & survival skills

Hands-on Practical Skills submitted via video & photos with detailed 1:1 feedback

Realistic video scenarios challenge you to assess patients & improvise medical care under pressure

Survival Med Challenge! webinars coached by our physicians - replay links included

Upgrade to W-EMT for free if you have a current state EMT license or NREMT certification

Multiple-choice knowledge checks & quizzes

Certification exam with 50 multiple-choice questions

Downloadable textbooks cover Basic & Advanced Wilderness Life Support

Closed-captioned & includes extra resources at no extra cost

Frequently-Asked Questions

No-Travel Practical Skills Refresher

Practice using everyday items to control bleeding and stabilize potential injuries

Review patient assessment techniques plus spinal stabilization, splinting, tourniquets, compression bandaging and more.

Natalie practical skills demo

Submit videos & photos of practical skills using "volunteer patients" & get individual feedback from our medical faculty.

Wilderness First Aid Curriculum

Via self-paced online classes, interactive video scenarios, medical case assignments, knowledge checks & quizzes

Injury assessment & basic life support
Injury assessment and life support

MARCH & SAMPLE patient assessment protocols; breathing, circulatory & nervous system assessment; spinal stabilization; basic CPR & Heimlich maneuver training

Common outdoor medical problems
Common outdoor medical problems

Treating & stabilizing impalements, broken bones, finger amputations, muscle injuries, bleeding, wounds, cold injuries, heat illness, lightning and altitude ilness & more

Wildlife attacks & treating injuries
Wildlife attacks and treating injuries

Dealing with grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions; snakes & scorpions; other venomous animal & insect bites, stings, rabies prevention & communicable & waterborne diseases

Terrain, temperature & weather hazards
Terrain, temperature and weather hazards

Heat & cold related injuries; wildfires, lightning & burns; floods, tides & drowning; avalanches & earthquakes; acute mountain & altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE)

Basic outdoor survival skills
Terrain, temperature & weather haards

Route, logistics & supplies planning; avoiding getting lost, signaling for rescue; finding and treating water for safe drinking, maximizing chances of being found alive

Plus advanced Circulatory, Respiratory, Soft Tissue Injury, Musculoskeletal Injury, Spinal Injury & Medical-Legal Modules

Test your knowledge with realistic wilderness emergency scenarios

Practice the same SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) protocol used in medical emergencies around the world

Includes Survival Med Challenge! Webinars

Recent topics: Head Wounds & Eye Injuries, Fires & Burns, Extreme Heat Emergencies, How To Build Your Wilderness First Aid Kit, What Search & Rescue Wants You To Know

Realistic video medical cases build confidence & know-how

Pick-a-path questions provide instant feedback on your diagnosis & treatment decisions

Live chat with our physician-instructors

Widely-Accepted 2-Year WFR Recertification

Survival Med Wilderness First Responder Certificate

Includes upgrade to Wilderness EMT students who already hold a current state or NREMT license.

Accepted by National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, National Assn for Search & Rescue, ACA/PaddleSports (American Canoe), mountain rescue teams, ski/beach patrol, SAR teams, local Sierra Club chapters, guide & expedition businesses & many others

NOTE: As a matter of policy, federal & state agencies do not endorse specific wilderness medicine schools or programs.

Extra Resources—At No Extra Cost

University of Utah

Optional free enrollment in Univ. of Utah's Associate in Wilderness Medicine advanced certification program—only through Survival Med!

50+ advanced wilderness medicine podcasts

Free access to 50+ hours of advanced wilderness medicine podcasts—from knocked-out teeth to SAR incident command protocols & more!

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