Wilderness First Aid

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
9:00 AM (EST)
to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
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Category: International Conferences

Wilderness First Aid

Capacity: 36 participants

Date & Time: November 8th & 9th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly - Robertson 1 in the Blue Ridge Center

Cost: $325

Presenters:  The instructor is a lead instructor with Viristar, approved to instruct Wilderness Medical Associates-certified courses. The instructor has extensive patient care, wilderness, and teaching experience.


Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures.

Topics: Patient Assessment, CPR Circulatory, Nervous, Respiratory Systems, Fractures and Stable Injuries, Splints--Extremities, Hypothermia , Hyperthermia and Heat Illness, Near Drowning, Lightning Injuries, Wounds and Burns, Anaphylaxis, Lifting, Moving, Extrication, Patient Carries, Backcountry Medicine

Curriculum and certification for Viristar's Wilderness First Aid course is provided by Wilderness Medical Associates.
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, Adult CPR. Students must be at least 16.
For more information, including functional position description requirements, visit https://courses.viristar.com/wilderness-first-aid/


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Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.

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