First Aid Courses

INVALUABLE training for outdoor professionals & Enthusiasts

2023 Course Dates 

WAFA 18-21 April

Location: NISEKO, Hokkaido

(Private courses available to book for groups of 15+)

Courses with Imagine & Wildmed

Learn how to think critically during emergencies in a wilderness setting

For these medical courses, we partner with Wilderness Medical Associates International. WMAI has set the standard in wilderness medicine for over 30 years. Their thought-provoking curriculum is updated by a group of healthcare professionals and is recognised around the world.

For outdoor enthusiasts, remote professionals and wilderness leaders looking to develop their first aid knowledge and leadership skills, this Niseko based course covers a new cutting edge curriculum with practical skills trained in a classroom and outdoor setting in next to the Niseko ski resort.

April 18-21 2023

course Summary

An entry-level course designed to teach essential first aid skills that can be used in remote settings for days or weeks.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

** This course will have a winter condition first aid focus, perfect for seasonaires and outdoor professionals in Hokkaido  **

Workshop Description

Day 1 -Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

Day 2 – Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 – Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 – Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion

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or enquire about private courses for groups of 15+

WAFA Course Cost: ¥80,000