Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification - WAFA - 18-19-20-21 Jan 2018 - Hyderabad

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification - WAFA - 18-19-20-21 Jan 2018 - Hyderabad


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Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification - WAFA 

Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education in partnership with AERIE Backcountry Medicine, USA is conducting the Wilderness Advanced First Aid in collaboration with Great Hyderabad Adventure Club - GHAC. This course comprises of a 28-hour (WAFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module and is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).


By definition ‘Wilderness’ in the context of ‘Wilderness Medicine’ means when one is at least an hour away from medical help, which effectively in the Indian scenario applies to almost every place, let alone the remote & wild places. “Wilderness Medicine means standard medical principles provided in a context that requires attention to extended contact time with the patient, environmental extremes, treatment with limited and non-specialised equipment that may require improvisation, and the possible lack of communication.”

Patient Assessment & Extended Care
Injury/ Illness Identification & Management, including:
Bleeding, Sprains, Shock, Spinal, Head, Chest, Wounds, Fractures, Cold, Heat, Lightning, Altitude, Drowning, Anaphylaxis, Bites, Stings, Medical
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Emergency Response Procedures
Integrating classroom instruction with scenario based learning
32 hour curriculum over 4 days
Certification: valid for 2 years, Recertification of WAFA from WMI valid for 2 years

Taught in: English, Hindi 

Fees: Rs 9000/- per person, Includes Certification, Tented Stay and Veg Food. 

VenueAmar's Pensieve, Mothukupalle, Hyderabad, Telangana

Dates & Timings:
Thu, 18th Jan 2018 10:00 am -  Sun 21 Jan 2018 - 5:00 pm


Mr. Shantanu Pandit

Instructor at National Outdoor Leadership School, U.S.A. (NOLS)
Instructor of Wilderness First t Aid courses & CPR conducted by Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India and Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.

Mr Raja Deshpande

IIT-IIM grad. Instructor, Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India 

Certified Instructor and Wilderness Emergency Medicine Technician , Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.


The Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study was initially built to extend Woodstock Schools curriculum and to provide a facility and a programme through which students can learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills and knowledge in outdoor education. It continues to contribute to the sustainable development of the region by transmitting an appreciation and understanding of the Himalayan environment to future leaders from around the world. Schools, colleges and universities from around the world visit the Hanifl Centre for semester-long programmes.

AERIE BACKCOUNTRY MEDICINE: aeriemedicine.com Based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,000 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. Aerie is operating for 20 years with over 10,000 graduates. Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world - small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be involved in all levels of the outdoor industry and its training needs. All Aerie courses rely on effective, realistic and challenging scenarios.

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