Syllabus for the two-day WFAC


WFAC Topics and Exercises

Legal considerations


Scene survey

Improvised C-collar


Head and C-spine injuries

Medical priorities

Patient assessment


Roller and triangular bandage demo and practice

Eye, face, and throat injuries

Students splint an injury with materials on hand: climbing web, foam pads, and a snowshoe.

Level of consciousness

Control of bleeding

Wilderness extrication

Taking vital signs and medical history

Support taping demo and practice

Chest injuries

Abdominal injuries

Mini-scenario/ secondary survey review

Introduction to accident simulations

Five accident scenarios with moulage

Simulation lessons learned

Electric shock


Mountain sickness, HAPE



Head-to-toe exam

Strains and sprains

Splinting demo and practice

Fractures and dislocations


Organizing the response/working with Search and Rescue

Heat problems

Patient manager role

Mountain transportation


After learning when evacuation is appropriate, students watch led instructor, Steve, secure a 'victim' in an 'alpine basket' before rescuers transport
the patient.


"...there wasn't a dud lecture or worthless exercise in the entire 30 hours!"

- Rocky C.