University of Colorado System

Wilderness First Aid - Introduction

This course is part of Wilderness First Aid Specialization

Taught in English

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A.W. Lukens
Todd Miner
Angela Wright, MD

Instructors: A.W. Lukens

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9 hours (approximately)
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13 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(18 reviews)

Beginner level

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9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn what Wilderness Medicine entails, how this specialty serves as a unique clinical environment, and the importance of scene safety.

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5 videos1 reading2 quizzes

In this module, you will learn how to perform a primary and secondary assessment on a patient, take their vitals, and how to perform an interview.

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9 videos3 readings7 quizzes

In this module, you will learn how to stabilize someone’s spine when there is concern for a spinal injury, how to safely move patients when they are unable to move themselves, and how to assess and plan your care and treatment for a patient.

What's included

5 videos2 readings2 quizzes

In this module, you will learn about how wilderness medicine is a unique environment and the special challenges that an austere environment presents that is not seen in urban medicine. You will also watch a case study interview that demonstrates assessment and planning.

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2 videos5 readings2 quizzes

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A.W. Lukens
University of Colorado System
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