NASAR Wilderness Advanced First Aid

About this product

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is course designed for the non-EMS provider to be able to provide first aid in an austere environment, or when immediate access to definitive medical care is not possible.  This course teaches students to handle many types of backcountry emergencies and provide both life-saving interventions and stabilization while getting a patient to a higher echelon of care.




Course Syllabus

Day 1:

  • Introduction/Registration
  • Infection Control/Hygiene
  • Patient Assessment
  • Critical Systems (Circulatory, Respiratory, Nervous)
  • Basic Life Support/CPR

Day 2:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Spine Injury
  • Moving Patients, Extrication Concepts
  • Extremity Splinting
  • Patient Assessment Practice

Day 3:

  • Thermoregulation (Heat/Cold Related Injuries)
  • Toxins, Bites, and Stings
  • Lightning
  • Wound and Burn Management
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Patient Assessment Practice
  • Simulations/Scenarios

Day 4:

  • Backcountry Illnesses
  • Medical and Legal Issues
  • Patient Assessment Practice
  • Simulations/Scenarios
  • Final Exam


Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a 4-days hands-on course that is a mixture of classroom and practice time. Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid (currently through NASAR).

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books for this course:

  • The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
  • Personal IFAK


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance and demonstrated proficiency with hand-on skills.  We are committed to making reasonable accommodations to any student with special needs.


Students must be a minimum of 16 years old to participate in this course; students under 18 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.