Wilderness First Aid
What does altitude sickness feel like? Recognition, prevention, and treatment advice from a WFR instructor.
By Philip M, CPR Seattle Lead WFA & WFR Instructor (True story, though names have been changed). "We're back," I called out, dropping my pack in the grass as the sunset cast orange light over our...
February 20, 2024
What Is a S.O.A.P. Note?
Wilderness First Aid is known for an abundance of acronyms. To hear two Wilderness First Aid providers confer on treating someone might sound like an Alien dialect at times. But one of the most...
January 6, 2022
What Should Be In A Wilderness First Aid Kit?
As a Wilderness First Aid instructor and guide, the most common question I get is, “What do you carry in your first aid kit?” My answer is always the same: “it depends.” It’s no...
February 5, 2021
Which animals in Washington State typically carry rabies?
While rabies is a worldwide disease, there are animals in Washington state that are more likely to carry the disease than others. In this article, we explore the causes, transmission, and treatment of rabies.
July 22, 2019
Camping and Hiking With Your Dog: What You Need to Know
While a dog can be a great companion on a hike or a camping trip, there are definitely some considerations to make when bringing your canine buddy out into the wilderness.
June 5, 2019
Wilderness First Aid - not just for the wilderness
Traditionally, we think of Wilderness First Aid as something we need to know for, well - the "Wilderness". But the skills and information learned during CPR Seattle's ASHI Wilderness First Aid class can be...
May 6, 2019
The Washington State Department of Health Wants Your Ticks
Ticks. We hate ‘em, right? Tiny, bloodsucking fiends that they are. But they can help serve a purpose. The Washington State Department of health wants your ticks! In order to effectively track the spread and...
March 27, 2018
Wilderness First Aid vs. First Aid at home or in the office
A Wilderness First Aid class addresses patient needs in those situations or environments where EMS is not available, or may be significantly delayed.
November 29, 2016