Syllabus for the WFAC


WFAC Topics and Exercises


Legal considerations


Scene survey



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

- Rocky C.

Improvised C-collar


Head and C-spine injuries

Medical priorities

Patient assessment


Roller and triangular bandage demo

and practice

Eye, face, and

throat injuries

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



Students splint an injury with materials on hand:

climbing web, foam pads,

and a snowshoe.


Head-to-toe exam

Strains and sprains

Splinting demo

and practice

Fractures and dislocations


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

the patient.

Organizing the response/working with Search and Rescue

Heat problems

Patient manager role

Mountain transportation