Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

WFA (Wilderness First Aid) Course

Date: 01 June 2019 - 02 June 2019
Location: StayOK Soest

The Wilderness First Aid is a unique and comprehensive first aid course for the outdoor enthusiast. It is a two-day introduction to general medical skills in the field where there is no direct medical assistance available. The content of the course follows the most important issues of first aid in an outdoor environment and the general standards and medical requirements of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS). The target group is everyone who loves to spend time in remote areas far from medical assistance. Medical knowledge prior to the course is not necessary. This course is organised by Outdoor Medicine, and is given in English.

Registration deadline 1st of May!
We (WIMEK) have reserved 10 places! So, to be sure of your spot, register quickly*

* WIMEK and PE&RC PhD candidates, postdocs and staff who are working in remote area take precedent over other registrations for the 10 reserved places. More places could be arranged, if the 10 places are filling up very fast. So register soon! 


 Day 1 Day 2
 dealing with emergency situations Hypo- and hyperthermia   
 Workshops on patient assessment Drowning and lightening
 Broken bones and fractures, treatment of wounds    Medical emergencies
 workshops on splinting and stabilizing Workshop medical kit


  Without lodging*** Lodging*** in 4-6 person room
 WIMEK+PE&RC PhDs with TSP/ postdocs AND working in a remote area**: €180 €195
     PhD candidates
 €360 €390
 SENSE PhD candidates and staff €400 €430

** The course is open to all interested. However, only (WIMEK/PE&RC) PhD candidates who are working in remote areas are eligible for the reduced fee. Please explain in the registration form where your field work sites are

*** All course fees include lunch on both days, and diner on Saturday. Lodging includes a bed in a 4 or 6 person room, and breakfast on Sunday morning


  • before the 1st of May: no fee will be charged.
  • from the 1st of May until 15th of May: 50% of the fee will be charged
  • otherwise, including when not showing up: 100% of the fee will be charged


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