Training is the Lightest Item You Can Carry

Useful, Relevant Content for Response in Remote Areas

  • Response

    • Responding safely
    • Patient assessment
    • Emergency communication
    • Evacuation decisions
  • Injury & Illness

    • Bleeding control
    • Wound care and management
    • Splinting
    • Allergies and anaphylaxis
    • Common medical conditions
  • Environment

    • Hot and cold emergencies
    • Lightning
    • Altitude
    • Bites and stings
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Sneak Peek

How to Build a Splint

Are you ready to respond?

It's time to invest in your ability to respond with confidence. Outdoor First Aid ensures you have the skills to provide medical care when access to 911 is not available. Benefits of the course include:

  • Self-paced curriculum - view and complete content on your schedule

  • Over 6 hours of content plus directed scenarios for at home skills practice

  • Professional, high-quality educational content designed specifically for the Outdoor First Aid online model

  • Access to content for one year to support ongoing practice and review

  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group moderated by instructors that allows additional topic discussion and opportunities to have questions answered

  • Modules that include whiteboard presentations, lectures, and skills videos that are supplemented by resources to support at home practice

  • Outdoor First Aid Certificate

What OFA Participants Are Saying


I was pleasantly surprised with your course.   I learned more than I thought I would in the remote format.  Thank you! - ZS, 8/2020


I enjoyed this greatly.  It was professional, informative, and well-paced.  Good job! CGJ, 7/2020


The course covers a lot of aspects. I will be happy to renew my knowledge with you next year. CG, 8/2020


Thank you for your help and for such a great course, I appreciate being able to study the material during this time. - RT, 8/2020


The course was very well structured.  I totally enjoyed learning about medicine in the backcountry - PJ, 8/2020


Overall the content was very good and very informative. Particularly for being online. - SC, 9/2020




Course Schedule

  • 1

    Welcome and Course Introduction

    • Welcome to Outdoor First Aid

    • Demonstration: How to use the Thinkific Platform

    • OFA: Pre-Course Question

  • 2

    Section 1 - Initial Response

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Basic Life Systems

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Dysfunction of Basic Life Systems

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Patient Assessment Overview

    • Video Lecture: Scene Size Up

    • Demonstration: Glove Removal

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Initial Assessment Steps

    • Demonstration: Assessing for a Pulse

    • Scenario: Scene Size Up and Initial Assessment - Conscious Patient

    • Scenario: Scene Size Up and Initial Assessment - Unconscious Patient

    • Demonstration: Airway Obstruction

    • Demonstration: Bleeding Control

    • Scenario: Bleeding Control

    • Quiz: Section 1 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 1 Scenarios

  • 3

    Section 2 - Focused Assessment and Evacuation Planning

    • Section 2 Welcome

    • Video Lecture: Vital Signs

    • Demonstration: Physical Exam

    • Whiteboard Lecture: SAMPLE History

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Documentation

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Introduction to Shock

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Assessment and Treatment of Shock

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Evacuation Planning

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Remote Field Communication

    • Demonstration: Full Patient Assessment

    • Quiz: Section 2 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 2 Scenarios

  • 4

    Section 3 - Injury Part 1

    • Section 3 Welcome

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Head Injuries

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Spine Injury

    • Demonstration: Spine Motion Restriction

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injury

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injury

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Pain Management for Musculoskeletal Injuries

    • Skill Demonstration: Ankle Taping for Stable Injury

    • Skill Demonstration: Splinting Introduction and Arm Splinting Part 1

    • Skill Lesson: Leg Splinting

    • Demonstration: Splinting for a Injury to Knee Ligaments

    • Demonstration: Responding to an Injured Person

    • Quiz: Section 3 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 3 Scenarios

  • 5

    Section 4 - Injury Part 2

    • Section 4 Welcome

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Wound Care Overview

    • Presentation: Wound Care Equipment

    • Demonstration: Wound Cleaning

    • Presentation: Wound Management

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Chest Injury

    • Demonstration: Responding to a Burn

    • Quiz: Section 4 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 4 Scenarios

  • 6

    Section 5 - Illness and Medical Conditions

    • Section 5 Welcome

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Respiratory Emergencies

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Allergies and Anaphylaxis

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Acute Coronary Syndrome

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Acute Abdomen

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Stroke

    • Quiz: Section 5 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 5 Scenarios

  • 7

    Section 6 - Environment Related Conditions

    • Section 6 Welcome

    • Whiteboard Lecture: Altitude

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Hypothermia

    • Text: Heat Illness

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Lightning

    • Whiteboard Presentation: Submersion

    • Demonstration: First Aid Kits

    • Quiz: Section 6 Round Up

    • Practice: Section 6 Scenarios

  • 8

    Course Completion

    • Congratulations!

    • OFA: Course Evaluation

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Outdoor First Aid

Training is the Lightest Item You'll Carry

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