Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

Do you have a thirst for adventure and the great outdoors?

Ever been in the situation where you or a friend has become injured during an adventure and had no clue what to do?

Would a first aid course be a useful addition to your CV or important for your work?

Do you take groups on trips or take your family to outdoor destinations on holiday?

Imagine will be hosting a WAFA course (Wilderness Advanced First Aid) in association with Wilderness Medical Associates International.


An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly 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 is oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extended time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.​


Date: June 1st – 4th

Location: ISB – International School of Beijing

Class duration: 9 am to 6 pm

Ages: 18+

Price: 3950 RMB Course Fee

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

The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
SOAP Notebook
The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes

We will need a minimum amount of 15 participants to run the course

Spaces limited. To ensure your place, sign up as early as possible.


Sample Syllabus​

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 Extrication; 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


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

This course is scheduled for 4-days or 36 to 40 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years.

To recertify your current WMA International WAFA certification, you may take the Open Recertification course, retake the WAFA course or upgrade to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) by taking a Bridge (WAFA to WFR) course.

Imagine customer service

You can scan the WeChat QR code of Imagine customer service or you can contact us via phone.

Phone number: +86 135 2066 0490

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