Wilderness First Aid
 & CPR Training 

WFA and CPR Certification 

This March we are hosting SOLO Wilderness Medicine School's two day WFA Training. WFA is a great course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. Accidents happen, and by learning a few core skills you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one--and maybe even save a life. 

This course is 16 hours and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. There are ongoing written and practical assessments and upon completion of the course, you will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is nationally recognized and good for two years. CPR Training is optional and is also a two year certification. 

Cost of the course is $225 with an additional $45 if you opt in to the CPR training. 


  • Date: March 9-10th
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Rocheport Community Hall at 503 Third St. Rocheport, MO 65279 
  • Registration and payment of $225 is required to secure your spot.
  • What to Bring: Please pack a lunch and water, and review this list for additional items to bring. 


This training is now full and the registration is closed. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist please contact Kristen Schulte at kristen@riverrelief.org. 

               Photo from SOLO Wilderness Medicine School 

Course Content Overview

This course will have classroom style portions but will be centered around scenarios, hands-on and peer-to-peer learning, and will be partially based outside.

1. Response and Assessment

    • The Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
    • Universal Precautions
    • Patient Assessment System
    • Rescue Plan
    • Patient Lifting & Moving Techniques

2. Orthopedics: Trauma – Musculoskeletal Injuries

    • Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
    • Sprains and Strains
    • Principles of Fracture Care
    • Spinal Cord Injury Management


3. Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills

    • The Human Animal
    • Cold Related Injuries
    • Heat Related Injuries
    • Backcountry Essentials

4. Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies

    • Trauma – Soft Tissue Injuries
    • Soft Tissue Injuries & Wound Management
    • Bandaging Skills
    • Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
    • Shock
    • Change in Level of Consciousness
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Chest Pain

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