FIRST AID COURSE – Wilderness First Aid (Certified but not SETA accredited unless required by client)


Adventurers, Guides, Hikers, Climbers, Mountaineers, Divers or anyone that is employed and working in a remote setting.



Basic care for common wilderness injuries or sudden illnesses until advanced medical care can take over. Handling emergency situations in a remote setting; basic disease transmission precautions; recognizing and caring for bleeding, wounds, immobilizing of fractures and joint injuries.


Training Aids

  • CPR manikins
  • Advanced LIFESIM manikin 
  • Spinal Motion Restriction equipment
  • All medical consumables
  • Various types of bandages, splints, gloves, CPR devices, etc.
  • Stretchers


Course Content

  • Principles and First Aid and Safety
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Triage
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Choking and Airway Obstruction
  • Assessment of a Patient
  • Shock
  • Dressing and Bandages, Burns
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes
  • Environmental Emergencies:
  1. Hyper- and Hypothermia
  2. HAPE and HACE
  3. Drowning
  4. Bites and Stings
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Unconsciousness and Fainting
  • Convulsions and Epilepsy
  • Contents of a Wilderness First Aid Kit
  • HIV/AIDS, Cholera / TB
  • Eye, Ear and Hand Injuries
  • Patient Spinal Motion Restriction


Course Certification:

An AIEM certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the course, a written and practical assessment are required in order for this certificate to be issued.

SAQA accredited content for the US 119567 or for an advanced level: US 376480 is used, however SAQA accreditation is only applied if there is a requirement for this, and should be discussed on a course by course basis (this includes additional content and more notional hours as well as development of a portfolio of evidence).

Course Duration: 5 Days (3 day theory and 2 day practical in a wilderness setting)

WFA manual is provided in an e-book format for the course