Wilderness First Aid by SOLO

WFA

$220 + $7 online fee

WFA + CPR additional class

$260 + $7 online fee

Open to anyone ages 16+ who wish to certify or renew WFA with SOLO Southeast​

Co-hosted by Famous Adventures and Charleston Collegiate School

Offered as a hybrid course, participants complete 8 hours online, and attend class May 8th or May 9th for 8 hours in-person learning.  See COVID-19 policies below.  

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.  

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:

  • Ability to complete 8 hours of online learning prior or May 8th.  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.

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)


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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

  • Asthma

  • Cold-Related Injuries

  • Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)

  • Heat-Related Injuries

  • Medical Emergencies & Critical Care

  • Patient Assessment System

  • Patient Lifting & Moving

  • Principles of Fracture Care

  • Rescue Plan

  • Response & Assessment

  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies

  • Spinal Cord Injury Management

  • Sprains & Strains

  • Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Use of Epinephrine

COVID-19 Updates:

This hybrid course takes place half online, half in person.  Optional CPR class is also in person.

Participants must wear face coverings and practice social distancing during the in-person portion of this class.  See SOLO's COVID-19 polices.

The in-person portion of class will take place outdoors if possible. Rain may require some use of indoor space.