Wilderness First Aid Made Easy is the only Wilderness First Aid book that replaces pages of text with intuitive, easy-to-use, workflow diagrams that present first aid in the order that it is used in real life situations. The workflow diagrams walk you step-by-step through the entire patient assessment, injury and illness identification and treatment process. Watch the YouTube video on the book here.
This book includes all the knowledge found in a Wilderness First Aid Course. You’ll be able to view every presentation and demonstration while you follow along with the workflow diagram on each page.
If you require a Wilderness First Aid Certification for employment or volunteer work, please see the School of First Aid WFA Certification course here.
This Book is Your Step-By-Step Road Map to First Aid in the Wilderness
Wilderness First Aid Made Easy is radically different in that it is workflow-centric. The information is presented in the order that it is used and is illustrated using graphical workflow diagrams. This format is vastly different than traditional, topic-centric books where the information is presented in no particular order and you are required to “put it all together.” The workflow diagrams illustrate every step of the injury and illness identification and treatment process and maps patient care from beginning to end.
This Book and Your Smart Device is a Wilderness First Aid Course in Your Hands
Wilderness First Aid Made Easy is a hybrid format Wilderness First Aid book that blends both paper-based content with online content. Every workflow diagram has a QR Code. Scan the QR Code with your phone or tablet and a video presentation or demonstration from the School of First Aid Wilderness First Aid course will play on your device. This book covers all the topics in a traditional Wilderness First Aid course. View the Table of Contents here.
The book weighs 4.6 oz (130 grams). If you don’t want to carry a paperback book with you, then carry Wilderness First Aid Made Easy on your phone or tablet. Purchase the app version here. Apple App Store. Google Play.
Prepare for your upcoming Wilderness First Aid Course by reviewing the book and hybrid content before class. During the class, spend more time focused on the course and less time distracted by note taking. You’ll feel confident during the skills practice and assessment portion of the course because you came prepared.
Did you know that one hundred percent of those graduating from Wilderness First Aid courses forget most of what they learn after only a few months. (Hard to believe? Read the study here.) The problem is that all Wilderness Medical Schools still use obsolete topic-centric textbooks which hinder learning and knowledge retention. Wilderness First Aid Made Easy will allow you to effortlessly review what you learned and keep your knowledge fresh.
Wilderness First Aid Made Easy and your smart device equals a Wilderness First Aid Course in your hands. Enjoy learning WFA using the interactive content available through the QR Codes on each page of the book.
Jeffrey S. Imel, WEMT, NREMT
Emergency Medical Services Educator
I am a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and author of five books on emergency first aid. I hold instructor certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, First Responder, Wilderness First Aid and I am a certified Level II NFPA 1041 Emergency Medical Services instructor.
My life mission is to educate people with no medical background how to provide first aid in a medical emergency and continue to provide care until the patient is handed off to medical professionals.
When I attended my first WFA Certification course, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information being thrown at me. The WFA course I attended was the typical two-day, sixteen-hour cram session. I felt like I was drinking from a firehose and attempting not to drown. There was no way I could absorb all of the information being thrown at me in such a short period of time. When I graduated I was happy to have earned my certification, but I did not feel confident or competent to provide first aid.
So I realized that I needed to take my training in my own hands. I created Wilderness First Aid workflow diagrams based on the industry accepted Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practice.
A few years later when I decided to earn my WFA Instructor certification, I attended six WFA courses over a three month period as part of the certification process. In each class I witnessed students experiencing the same information overload and frustration I felt the first time I attended a WFA course.
I began sharing my workflow diagrams with my students. I received so much positive feedback that I created Wilderness First Aid Made Easy and continued to update it. It is currently in its sixth edition.
My training philosophy is based on self-efficacy. That is, instilling in you the competence and confidence to provide first aid in a medical emergency and continue to provide care until the patient is handed off to medical professionals. Unlike legacy Wilderness First Aid courses, you will not be trained just to pass a written exam at the end of the course. School of First Aid students are trained for the ultimate test – when they are the only thing standing between the patient and the grave.