WFR Remote Extension

Course Components

  • Knowledge Review

    • Course lectures
    • Topic readings
    • Scenarios and case studies
    • Knowledge assessment
  • Skills Review

    • At-home skills practice
    • Film and submit demonstration of patient assessment
    • If necessary based on feedback, resubmit with corrections
  • Certification

    • Proof of current WFR certification prior to starting course
    • Successful completion of all components
    • Earn a one year WFR certification with LWM

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Course Navigation

    • Proof of Certification

    • Components for Successful Completion

    • Course Resources

  • 2


    • Overview of the Human Body

    • Stress and the Body

    • Overview of Shock

    • Shock - Assessment and Monitoring

    • Response to Trauma

    • Legal Issues in Wilderness Medicine

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Foundations: Quiz

  • 3

    Patient Assessment

    • Scene Size Up and Initial Assessment

    • Demonstration of Scene Size Up and Initial Assessment

    • Vital Signs

    • Physical Exam

    • Patient History

    • Treatment Plan and Documentation

    • Demonstration of Full Patient Assessment

    • Home Practice: Patient Assessment

    • Patient Assessment System: Quiz

  • 4


    • Head Injury

    • Injury to the Spinal Column

    • Spine Injury - Spine Motion Restriction

    • Spine Injury - Focused Spine Assessment

    • Musculoskeletal Injury Overview

    • Musculoskeletal Injury-Treatments

    • Musculoskeletal Injury-Pain Management

    • Dislocations

    • Splinting

    • Home Practice: Splinting

    • Rib and Lung Injury

    • Wound Care Overview

    • Laceration Closure

    • Wound Care

    • Injury: Quiz

    • Home Practice: Trauma Patient

  • 5

    Scenario 1: Accident on the Cliff

    • Directions: First Person Scenarios

    • Accident on the Cliff - Part 1

    • Accident on the Cliff - Part 2

    • Accident on the Cliff - Part 3

    • Accident on the Cliff - Quiz

  • 6


    • Acute Abdominal Pain

    • Mental Illness

    • Allergies and Anaphylaxis

    • Stroke

    • Respiratory Emergencies

    • Acute Coronary Syndrome

    • Home Practice: Medical Patient

    • Illness: Quiz

  • 7

    Scenario 2: Illness while Backpacking

    • Illness while Backpacking - Part 1

    • Illness while Backpacking - Part 2

    • Illness while Backpacking - Quiz

  • 8


    • Hypothermia

    • Heat Illness

    • Lightning

    • Submersion

    • Altitude

    • Environmental Concerns: Quiz

  • 9

    Assessment of a Patient with Altered Mental Status

    • Assessment of Altered Mental Status

    • Demonstration of Using STOPEATS

    • STOPEATS Home Practice

  • 10

    Interactive Case Studies

    • Case Study #1

    • Case Study #2

  • 11

    Final Knowledge and Skill Demonstration

    • Patient Assessment: Demonstration of Skills

    • Skills Demonstration Follow-Up

    • Final Knowledge Assessment

  • 12

    Course Closing

    • Congratulations!

    • Course Evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am not an LWM alum. Am I eligible to take this course?

    Anyone who is eligible to take LWM's in-person or hybrid WFR Recert course is eligible to take the remote extension course to earn a one year WFR certification with LWM.

    Check your eligibility

  • Why does the extension course only issue a one year certification?

    Without a lot of practice (and we hope you are not needing your WFR skills often!) skills get rusty. The one year extension is designed to be a bridge until in-person courses can be offered more frequently and consistently; it is not intended to replace the benefits of in-class practice and demonstration.

  • I am an LWM alum and I have lost my certification card. How do I get a new copy of my card?

    Email the LWM office and we'll get you a new copy of your card to upload.

  • How is the course structured?

    The WFR extension contains whiteboard lectures, readings, assessment practice scenarios, patient assessment demonstration, skills practice, and a final knowledge assessment.

  • How long will it take to complete the course?

    The nature of self-paced allows some variation, but you should allow approximately 12 hours to complete the course. This estimation includes both the required video presentations, reading assignments, and skill demonstration.

  • My LWM WFR certification was extended until October 1 but the WFR Remote Extension course does not start until October 1. Can I still take the course?

    If your WFR certification is scheduled to expire on October 1, 2020 and you choose the remote extension option, your WFR certification will be extended to October 31, 2020 to allow for the maintenance of a valid certification while coursework is completed.