Syllabus for the WFAC

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WFAC Topics and Exercises

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Legal considerations

Anatomy

Scene survey

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

- Rocky C.

Improvised C-collar

Logroll

Head and C-spine injuries

Medical priorities

Patient assessment

Mini-simulations

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

Snakebite

Hypothermia

Students splint an injury with materials on hand:

climbing web, foam pads,

and a snowshoe.

Shock

Head-to-toe exam

Strains and sprains

Splinting demo

and practice

Fractures and dislocations

TLC

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

Frostbite