Wilderness First Aid


WFA/CPR Details & Locations for 2021  

TN GRiT Sponsored WFA

  • Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • Time: 8am – 5 pm CST
  • Location: Lake Cheston Pavilion, Sewanee TN 37375
  • Cost: $60
  • Certification details: WFA & CPR good for 2 years. Qualifies for L3 NICA Coach requirements 
  • To Sign Up and for more information visit Cain Creek Outdoors
  • Questions? Contact Coach Supporter – Beth Pride Ford 

Collierville Team Sponsored WFA 

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 
  • Time: 8am – 5pm CST 
  • Location: Herb Parsons Lake, Fisherville, TN 
  • Cost: $60
  • Certification details: WFA & CPR good for 2 years. Qualifies for L3 NICA Coach requirements
  • To Sign Up and for more information contact John Donnelly 
  • Questions? Contact Coach Supporter – John Donnelly 

WFA CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

What is it? The NICA First Aid 8 hour course covers the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in any environment where definitive care is less than one hour away.  This course will help you qualify to be an L3 coach. When NICA activities, practices or races, are held more than one hour from definitive care, then Wilderness First Aid training for L3 coaches is required.  

This course covers the types of injuries and illnesses encountered by student athletes, coaches, and volunteers and will emphasize the assessment, treatment, and prevention of medical emergencies.  We will cover the immediate actions taken to assess a scene, determine MOI, stabilize a trauma patient, stabilization of bone and joint injuries, wound care, and issues such as dehydration, respiratory distress, and traumatic brain injuries. 

You will receive a NICA First Aid and CPR certificate good for 2 years.

Minimum age for this course is 16. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines, so this class has been modified from our normal class, but will still meet NICA first aid standards.

COURSE INSTRUCTIONS 

Be Prepared: This course is primarily taught outside, rain or shine.  Please be prepared for the weather and to take notes outdoors.  We will be in a classroom for a portion of the class.

Clothing:  Wear clothing you can get dirty and would be ok to get “blood” or grease paint splattered on.  The scenarios are taught using theatrical makeup to enhance realism.

Gear: Students should bring a daypack with food, water, rain gear, and other items you feel are needed to be out in the woods for several hours at a time.  All first aid equipment needed for the scenarios is provided.

Scenarios: Please treat the scenarios seriously and act like you would during a real emergency.  The scenarios are designed to be a bit stressful and feature extensive use of wound makeup.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not have volunteers serving as scenario victims. Instead, students will take turns as victims during scenarios.

Food: Lunch is provided for this course. Please bring snacks and water. There will not be time to leave the course to go get lunch.

NICA COACHES LICENSING INFORMATION 

NICA-TN requires CPR-WFA certification for Level 2 and Level 3 coaches. WFA certification is recommended for all coaches working with NICA student athletes, but not required. The benefits of obtaining the NICA Approved 8 hour WFA certification include increased preparedness, professionalism, and confidence.  

If you would like to host a WFA session for your team, let us know. We can help! 

For more information on Coaches Licensing, please visit the Coaches Resources Page.