About this course

Broken bones, sprains, and strains are common injuries in the wilderness. Sure, most are minor in nature, but a bad ankle a few miles out on the trail can turn into a very long day. And then there are those serious, life-threatening fractures. Treatment and the right splinting technique can truly save a life.

You will be done with this mini-course and more prepared in no time!

This course is an excerpt from the full OUTDOOR SAFETY online course. This information is also a part of our online wilderness medicine recertification program, but it's more in-depth as it is at the WFA, WFR, and WEMT level.

In this course you will learn...

  • Basic and specialized splinting techniques

  • How to make a splint with the equipment you have available

  • How to treat specific injuries like the wrist, elbow, knee, etc.

  • How to recognize when an injury is serious and needs emergency evacuation

  • How to treat life threatening fractures

Hands-On Training

We offer hands-on training and initial certification too!

Need initial certification or hands-on recertification? Base Medical Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and WEMT courses are held in various locations around the world. All hands-on courses are delivered in a hybrid format with an online component.

Group Training

We also provide training for larger groups and organizations.

Need cost-effective, time-saving training for your entire team? No problem! We can offer both initial certification and recertification. Base Medical is here to help meet the unique needs of your team, group, or organization.