Posts Categorized: Student Feedback

Newly Revised: Wilderness Medicine Field Guides

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised, spiral-bound Field Guide of Wilderness & Rescue Medicine and the fold-out Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Guide. Each reflects our understanding of current advances in the medicine utilized in wilderness and low-resource settings; while both retain their simplicity and practical utility.




Course Subscriber: Receive notifications when courses are added

Want to be Notified of New Courses? Course Subscriber is a service dedicated to notifying students when courses are added to newsfun.info. You choose the criteria: Type of course, the distance you are willing to travel, and dates that work with your schedule. This is a useful tool if you want to know when viable… Read more »




Wilderness First Responder to the Rescue

Jack, a Wilderness First Responder from Ohio, sent us this amazing story. “Hi there. Just wanted thank Wilderness Medical Associates (especially Phil, Robin, and Stephen) for their great instruction in last January’s Wilderness First Responder course at the University of Alabama. This summer, I utilized my skills in the backcountry to treat many routine issues,… Read more »




Wilderness First Responder – Scope of Practice (Draft)

In order to establish guidelines for comprehensive, thorough, and more consistent wilderness medical training, AORE and other organizations that hold a respectively large place in the field of wilderness medicine have signed off on the Wilderness First Responder SOP (Draft), a document that complements the Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practice.

Please consider helping AORE make a difference by reviewing this document if you have ever sponsored a WFR course, attended at WFR course, or instructed a WFR course. Does this document include the topics that you want your staff to know? As a participants of a Wilderness First Responder course, is this training enough to prepare you for backcountry medical emergencies? Are the elective topics sufficient? Please be clear, professional, and thorough.




Wilderness First Responder to the Rescue

A Wilderness Medical Associates graduate of a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course utilizes his training and helps a climber by performing a shoulder reduction at 10,000 feet! “I thought that I would share with you an event from this past weekend in which I was able to use my WFR training.  While Deanna and I… Read more »




Wilderness First Responder Training Prepares for the Real Thing

Scott, who attended a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course submitted this experience with us. Thanks for the great story! Shortly after my WFR course with Wilderness Medical Associates, I got a call on my radio at our summer camp that a golf cart had just flipped going backwards down a hill.  The scene was exactly… Read more »




Wilderness First Responder Training Saves a Life

Ann Dunphy, a lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates, submitted this story to us regarding a student from a recent Wilderness First Responder Training: I just needed to share a beautiful WFR story.  In the morning of day 4, my student Mike came in and told me we saved his mother’s life. He started with “Ann you… Read more »




The Very Next Day After a WAFA Course…

A student shares an experience that occured the day after they attended one of WMA’s Wilderness Advanced First Aid courses. At work for a half hour. Monday morning. Phone rings, client with severe drug addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder calls. She wants to talk about not taking methadone in four days. She is speaking softly…. Read more »




New WMA Website Feedback from Students

Sometimes you need to be careful about what you ask for, but when launching a new website, you gotta do it! We wanted to make our new site easier to navigate, chock full of wilderness medical information, and featuring real people in videos. So we asked a recent group of WMA course graduates and this… Read more »