NOLS Wilderness Medicine WFA First Aid Course. 24 - 26.11.2024.

The NOLS Wilderness First Aid course (WFA) is a practical and fast-paced course for those who venture into remote places.The course covers a wide range of topics related to first aid and health care.

WFA and WFR courses in Finland 2024.

WFA course. 24th - 26th of November 2024. Helsinki. Kallvikinniemi. In Finnish.

Price: €425 / person (incl. VAT).
The price includes: A 30-page NOLS Wilderness First Aid handout. An English or Swedish NOLS Wilderness Medicine First Aid Pocket Guide. NOLS Wilderness Medicine International Wilderness First Aid certificate (WFA) and certificate of CPR training.

The founder of Moln, Roope Roine, is approved by NOLS WM to teach WFA and WFR courses.

Course times in Helsinki: On Friday, from 16:00 to 20:00. On Saturday and Sunday we start at 9 a.m. and finish at 5:30 p.m.

During the day, we take short coffee breaks and a one-hour lunch break.

Meals and accommodation: The course price does not include meals or accommodation.

The course combines lecture-style teaching and practical exercises both indoors and outdoors. During the three days of the course, you will learn to prepare for unexpected situations and gain the knowledge, skills and competence that will enable you to make rational, well-considered decisions in emergency situations.

The course is especially suitable for tour leaders, camp guides, people who move a lot in nature and enjoy remote areas. The NOLS WFA first aid course is approved by several American organizations (e.g. American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service).

In Europe, NOLS's first aid courses are quickly establishing their position among the operators of the hiking industry. In the Nordic countries and Europe, NOLS first aid courses have been organized since 2000. Course program:

  • CPR, use of a defibrillator (AED device) and suffocation

  • ABCDE method

  • Advanced assessment (head to toe)

  • Vital signs (consciousness, pulse, breathing and temperature)

  • Emergency and evacuation plans Documentation

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Head injuries

  • Shock

  • Wound care

  • Burns

  • Inflammations

  • Athletic injuries

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Heat related conditions / Hypothermia / Frostbite

  • Anaphylaxis

  • First aid kits

You can expect inspiring, experienced instructors and intensive but rewarding days. Be prepared to spend a lot of time outdoors in realistic training situations.

The content of our curriculum is based on experience, research and evidence.The first aid methods and treatment instructions we teach are approved by our steering group consisting of doctors and shared by the director of our teaching program. This way we also ensure that our courses are always based on the latest studies and guidelines in the field.

The goal of NOLS Wilderness Medicine is to provide high-quality education and produce information on the identification, treatment and prevention of outdoor related emergencies. For more than a decade, NOLS Wilderness Medicine has been the world's best-known and most respected trainer of first aid and health care for hikers.

We have trained more than 200,000 students around the world, including more than 3,500 in Europe. Our courses are compact and intensive. In our courses, the principles of care are learned, decision-making skills are developed and participants are trained to act in emergency situations, even in remote places and in excursion conditions.

We have conducted courses in the USA, Australia, Canada, Finland, Nepal, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Thailand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, England, In Tanzania, Switzerland, Italy and Ireland.

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