Longleaf Wilderness Medicine

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

What WFR Extension Students Are Saying

5 star rating

Excelent Refresher! Best alternative since an inperson co...

Tiana B

I highly recomend taking this course. It's jam packed for a great WFR refresher. I didn't just refresh my knowledge and my skills, but I also enjoyed it tho...

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I highly recomend taking this course. It's jam packed for a great WFR refresher. I didn't just refresh my knowledge and my skills, but I also enjoyed it thoroughly! If you are indecisive on whether to enroll or not, do. You'll be very happy you did. Jason, Katie, and the Longleaf Wilderness Medicine Team know their stuff and know how to transmit it too.

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Amazing Remote WFR Recertication!

Jess L

Wow! I was honestly super impressed with this recertification process and course. The lectures are great, as interactive as a fully remote course can be and ...

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Wow! I was honestly super impressed with this recertification process and course. The lectures are great, as interactive as a fully remote course can be and helpful. Longleaf is super responsive to messages and are just overall great. I’ve done in person classes with LongLeaf and now this remote option and you can clearly see the care and work put into both. I’ll be back in person when that’s an option again! In terms of timing, i got the link to the course right after signing up, it took me 2 long days of online learning (5-7 hours each day) and then about an hour to make/shrink/upload/submit my full assessment video. Thanks longleaf!

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Wonderful option

Michael S

This course allowed me to stop and start as needed which was extremely beneficial. The content is streamlined, easily understood, and allows beginners or vet...

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This course allowed me to stop and start as needed which was extremely beneficial. The content is streamlined, easily understood, and allows beginners or veterans of WFR to gain the knowledge they need.

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Great refresher

Jeremy H

Great content and great delivery

Great content and great delivery

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5 star rating

Great online option

James C

Good online option for recertification especially in this weird time when finding classes can be really tough. Has a few unique interactive features that are...

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Good online option for recertification especially in this weird time when finding classes can be really tough. Has a few unique interactive features that are really cool and make the course more interesting and engaging than just watching digital whiteboard presentations. There is a fair amount of whiteboard lecture learning but it is split up nicely with interactive case studies, choose your own adventure style scenarios, and in person patient assessment prompts you can do with anyone you are around. I was super impressed with all of the personal interactions I had around this course. Needed to redo a portion of my patient assessment and an instructor took the time to video call with me so I didn't have to re-upload a video again. Also had a time sensitive application I needed my card for and they got it to me within 20 minutes of contacting them about it. Will defiantly look to recertify with Longleaf in person in the future.

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WFR virtual recert

David F

This was a really well thought out virtual WFR recert. It did a great job of refreshing my knowledge and skills and I am really thankful a virtual option was...

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This was a really well thought out virtual WFR recert. It did a great job of refreshing my knowledge and skills and I am really thankful a virtual option was available.

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5 star rating

Fantastic

Ammi M

This is such a great way for a visual/auditory learner to absorb the material. I particularly love the animated/real-time slides with the colors. The informa...

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This is such a great way for a visual/auditory learner to absorb the material. I particularly love the animated/real-time slides with the colors. The information stays in my brain well that way. Nice job!

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5 star rating

Awesome Course!

Michael D

This course was interactive and well thought out. Really appreciate all the hard work that went into it. It was great to see a recording of myself doing a pa...

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This course was interactive and well thought out. Really appreciate all the hard work that went into it. It was great to see a recording of myself doing a patient assessment.

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WFR Extension

Bryce W

Five star course! Well worth the investment to refresh your hard earned WFR knowledge and skills

Five star course! Well worth the investment to refresh your hard earned WFR knowledge and skills

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Course Navigation

    • Proof of Certification

    • Components for Successful Completion

    • Course Resources

  • 2

    Foundations

    • Overview of the Human Body

    • Stress and the Body

    • Response to Trauma

    • Overview of Shock

    • Shock - Assessment and Monitoring

    • 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

    Injury

    • 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

    Illness

    • 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

    Environmental

    • 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.

  • How do I find out more about or contact Longleaf Wilderness Medicine?

    LWM Website

    Email the LWM office