Wilderness First Aid by SOLO Southeast
Offered as a hybrid course in 2021, participants complete 8 hours online, and attend class Saturday OR Sunday for 8 hours in-person learning. See COVID-19 policies below.
Add optional CPR course Saturday, 6-8 pm: $40
Co-hosted by Famous Adventures and Charleston Collegiate School, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the first aid course required by summer camps and Boy Scouts of America, and is strongly recommended for international religious and school group leaders.
Minimum age: 14 years old
We are excited to offer a class right here in Charleston, on the beautiful campus at Charleston Collegiate! Learn important skills and meet other locals who love working and playing outdoors.
Learn more about the course topics on SOLO's website
What you'll need:
Eat a healthy breakfast and bring lunch and a water bottle.
Dress appropriately for cold and/or rain. Class takes place indoors and out, regardless of weather.
Ability to complete 8 hours of online learning prior or class
What you'll get:
Course books + a SOLO instructor
Class at Charleston Collegiate School's beautiful campus!
WFA Certification good for 2 years (upon completion of exam)
Optional CPR certification good for 1 year (upon completion of exam)
Wilderness First Aid is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based.
Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Use of Epinephrine