[WFR] Wilderness First Responder - Hybrid Course

Wilderness First Responder
The Requirement of Professional Outdoor Leaders




Wilderness First Responder is the first aid requirement skill of professional outdoor leaders. The topics of this course included patient exam, back country essential skills and long term patient take care, etc. 

The standard course are 7~10 days on site training in general. The technology and internet popular nowadays, we hope to make this training more popular and do not need to suffer long work days. We offer the latest hybrid course that is developing in the other country as well. This hybrid WFR course included 5 days two weekend on site course and self study section. This hybrid course training is total the same as standard course included course topics, scenario training.  Please note that this course is not the short cut to get WFR. It means partial course conduct through internet and home study.

Attender will receive the self study materials then you need to complete self study and take the exam. The online exam result will included in the requirement of the certification. Then attender will join five days on site training that included night training section. At the final, there are scenario operation exam and paper test.

Student who finish courses and pass exam can get the license of WFR from SOLO(Stonehearth Open Learning Oppotunities). The license will effective in 3 years. 



How to refresh the WFR license : Refresh by take WFA course and paper test.
                                                        The WFR license will effective in 2 year after the refresh

Our main instructor is Matthew May from SOLO in US. This course will teach in English with translation in Chinese.

This international certification course that included paper test and Hands on exam.

Notice: Not every student can pass the exam and get the license.

Course Schedule:   Planning during November, 2018 (5 days - Hybrid course)

Course Location : the camp site in north Taiwan

Course Tuition: NT$26800 (the tuition included textbook, instructor fee, certification 
                                             fee and lunch.)

Register : Please click >>  ZA Course Register System

Instructors:  Mathew May

Notice: The student need to prepare personal gear that similar to the gear of backpacking
              trip. (We will offer the gear list in the pre course information)


Course Itinerary

Day 1-14 (14 days,28 hours)

  • Paper Study
  • Technical Video Study
  • On Line Test

Day 15-19 (5 days,45 hours)

  • On Site Course
  • Paper Test
  • Operation Exam


Course Topics
  • Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) of Respiratory System and Cardiothoracic Region
  • A & P of the Cardiovascular System
  • A & P of the Central Nervous System
  • A & P of the Gastrointestinal System and Genitourinary System
  • A & P of the Integumentary System
  • A & P of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Altitude-Related Injuries
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Bites & Stings: Animals & Plants
  • Bivouac Skills
  • Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Disease
  • Body Systems: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Burns
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Changes in Level of Consciousness
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Trauma
  • Cold-Related Injuries
  • Common Expedition Problems
  • CPR Considerations in the Remote Environment
  • CPR Practical Exam
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Dislocations & Reduction Techniques
  • Drowning-Related Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Fractures & Splinting Techniques
  • Group Preventative Medicine
  • Head Trauma
  • Heat-Related Injuries
  • History Taking & SAMPLE
  • Improvising Litters
  • Leadership in a Backcountry
  • Emergency Lifting & Moving Techniques
  • Lightning-Related Injuries
  • Long-Term Patient Care
  • Long-Term Management of the Shock Victim
  • Long-Term Wound Care
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies and Patient Assessment
  • Medicolegal Issues
  • Mock Rescue
  • Organizing the Rescue
  • PAS in the Extreme Environment
  • Patient Assessment System (PAS)
  • Poisoning
  • Primary Survey: “The First Five Minutes”
  • Prudent Heart Living
  • Role of the Wilderness First Responder
  • Secondary Survey & Vital Signs
  • Shock & Bleeding Control
  • Shortness of Breath
  • SOAPnote & Getting Help
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Bandaging Skills
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Splinting Practice
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Techniques of CPR & CPR Skills
  • The Anatomy of a Backcountry Crisis
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Use of Epinephrine
  • Wilderness Stabilization & Bivouac
  • Wilderness versus Urban First Responder
  • Wilderness First Responder Practical Exam
  • Wilderness First Responder Written Exam
  • What is Wilderness First Aid?