War Against Wounds: Battling Local Infections in the Wilderness with Heat, Salt, and Science

Jeffrey S. Imel WEMT, NREMT – School of First Aid Summary Local infections result from a complex interaction between invading pathogens and the host’s immune response, leading to symptoms like swelling, heat, pain, redness, and pus formation, which can progress to abscesses or chronic conditions without effective immune clearance. Treatment focuses on wound care and […]

The Five Most Common Wilderness Illnesses

In the realm of outdoor adventures, the allure of the wilderness comes with its own set of challenges. One crucial aspect of venturing into nature is being well-equipped to handle common wilderness illnesses. As explorers of the great outdoors, understanding how to recognize and treat prevalent ailments is not just a skill but a fundamental […]

Enhancing Learning and Safety: Artificial Intelligence in Wilderness First Aid Training

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, technology has revolutionized various aspects of our lives, including education. Online learning platforms have become increasingly popular due to their flexibility and accessibility. The School of First Aid, a leading provider of first aid training, has recognized the potential of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots into their wilderness first […]

Three Things Every Wilderness First Aid Instructor Knows and Won’t Tell You

Three Things Every Wilderness First Aid Instructor Knows and Won’t Tell You You’ll Be Completely Overwhelmed The number one complaint of all Wilderness First Aid Certification students attending an in-person course is they are unable to keep up with the pace of information being delivered in the class. WFA is a two-day, sixteen-hour cram session […]