First aid in remote areas

Basic course WMAI


Wilderness Medical Associates International (WMAI) is an association dedicated to the practice of medicine in remote locations around the world. It is made up of medical and rescue professionals, researchers, educators, and health advocates in the wild.

More than 10,000 students have trained annually, and courses are taught by universities, medical schools, camps, adventure companies, and many others, all licensed to teach the WMA curriculum.

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills.

Who is it for?

Professional or not professional mountaineering

What you are going to learn?

• CPR Patient Assessment System (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
• Circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems
• Splints – ends
• Wounds and burns
• Hypothermia, hyperemia and heat illness
• Drowning
• Rays

• Allergy and anaphylaxis
• Venomous animals
• Elevations, movements, and extractions
• Patient loading
• Medicine for remote natural areas
• Patient assessment exercises
• Legal medical issues

What is included?

• 2 nights at the Picus hostel, with free use of the climbing gym
• All meals
• 16 hours of learning
• Didactic materials and equipment essential for learning
• Latitude 51 dry fit T-shirt
• Personal insurance

What is not included?

• Transport to the hostel
• Individual equipment
• Masks (minimum 2 per day), cotton or synthetic with the double layer)

Individual equipment

• Personal documents
• Notebook and pencil/pen
• Thermal insulation (EVA or similar), it cannot be the inflatable, or tarpaulin
• Closed shoes for exercise on rough terrain
• Clock with seconds dial to observe vital signs
• Discreet and dirty outdoor clothing for the weather
• Cap/hat
• Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
• Repellent
• Flask/water bottle
• Waterproof Windbreaker / Anorak
• Second skin and medium fleece
• Dry-fit shirts
• Slipper
• Hygiene equipment
• Quick-drying towel
• Headlamp and batteries
• Personal medications