[WFR] Wilderness First Responder - Hybrid Course

Wilderness First Responder
The Core Skills of Outdoor Leaders

Wilderness First Responder is the first aid skills 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 on site course and 2 weeks self study. This hybrid course training is total the same as standard course included course topics and 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 can long in the WFR hybrid website then you need to complete self study and take the exam. Then attender join five days on site training that included night training section. At the final, there are scenario operation exam and writing test.

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

The course will conduct by SOLO certified instructor in English with translation in Chinese.

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

Who needs the WFR training?

  • Outdoor Guide and Instructor
  • Recreational Leader
  • Person who work in outdoor or remote area
  • Rescue or Fire team member
  • The person who do outdoor expedition trip

Characteristics of Hybrid Course

  • Perfect for people who did WFR training but expired, want to retraining and get deeper understanding of materials.
  • Perfect fo people who first learning wilderness first aid with good self learning and displine
  • Student access the online material anywhere with internet connect and there is flexible time arrangement. 
  • Student can get deeper understanding with pre-course study and on site operation training.

The length of Certification : Certification lasts for three years since course finish date. 

Refresh the certification : Before the certification expired, WFR can get the refresh with 
                                               take the 2 days WFA course plus pass the writing test.
About the WFR exam

  • This WFR hybrid course included online exam, operation test and writing test.
  • Attender can get the certification when they pass all three tests.
  • To pass standard of online test is correct answer 70% multiple choice questions.
  • To writing test is correct answer 70% multiple choice questions.
  • Opesation test is the attender who can meeting the operation standard of WFR that will judge by course instructor.

Course Schedule:   April 27th ~ May 1st,  2019 (5 days)

Course Location : Chin Shan Youth Center, New Taipei City.

Course Tuition: NT$26800 (the tuition included 4 nights accommodation,textbook, instructor fee, certification fee and lunch.)

WFA Student Discount - The student who had done WFA course within 2 year will receive NT$2000 discount.

Prerequisites : Attender must have the Google' gmail account to Log In 
the online course website  

Register : Please click >>  ZA Course Register System

Instructors:  US SOLO Certified Instructor

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

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?
Common Q&A of WFR hybrid course

Q:Why Hybrid course?
A:The WFR is the core skill of professional outdoor leaders.  However, people have to suffer long bussiness time to take the standard course. There are also many non full time outdoor leader can not take the course because the long traditional course schedule. Hence, this hubrid course can offer the flexiblilty to complete this training and get certification.

Q:What is the advantage of hybrid course compare to standard course?
A:In the tradition course, attender with limit time to study the course material. However, the material with many professional medical information that real challenge for student study even there is around 7-10 days course. In this hybrid course, student actually can get better understanding with earlier start to study the material.  The pre course study make sure student with better realize and confidence before they join the onsite course. 

Q: Is Hybrid course easier?
A: No, the materials and topics are the same as traditional course but plus online test.
Q: How long time of the onsite course?
A: The total 45~50 hours onsite course with the course at the day and night.