SOLO has been a leader in wilderness medicine since it's inception in 1976. Based out of Conway, New Hampshire SOLO offers wilderness medicine courses all over the world via a network of carefully selected instructors.
SOLO offers a wide range of wilderness medicine courses from basic wilderness first aid to wilderness first responder and beyond.
Visit the SOLO for more information on all of their programs.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - 16 hrs
WFA is an entry-level first aid course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants basic training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups.
Topics covered include:
- Scene safety and patient assessment
- Lifting and moving techniques
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Environmental injuries
- Medical emergencies
- Soft tissue injuries, and
- Survival skills
WFA is 50% skills/hands-on practice and a minimum of 1/3 occurs outside.
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) - 32 hrs
AWFA covers all the WFA content with an emphasis on mastery of skills.
Then we will expand on that knowledge and explore additional topics such as abdominal complaints and head and chest injuries among others.
AWFA also teaches bivouac and shelter building as well as improvised litters.
Advanced Wilderness First Aid: Part II - 16 hrs
Bridge course from WFA to AWFA.
Must have current WFA certification
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) - 72+Hrs
WFR is the industry standard for trip leaders and outdoor guides.
WaterWays Outdoors does not currently offer SOLO WFR directly but we can help connect you to SOLO, and work with you to organize a WFR course in your area.
For more information on WFA, AWFA, or WFR courses or to set up a course
Minimum number of people to run a WFA or AWFA course is 8.
Any WFA or AWFA course can be combined with a CPR course for an additional $25.00 (plus additional course time).
CPR is included in the WFR curriculum